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What's happening at UNEP-WCMC

05 August 2015

New information on Protected Planet for local communities and indigenous peoples

Protected Planet is changing. As part of the ICCA (indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas) Global Support Initiative, UNEP-WCMC is expanding the Protected Planet databases so that they can accurately represent protected areas where the people making the decisions are local communities and/or indigenous peoples.

27 July 2015

UNEP launches global connectivity conservation project

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new project that will search for and bring together a wealth of information on connectivity conservation that UNEP will use to inform the development of its global connectivity conservation strategy.

22 July 2015

View from space guides conservation on Earth

A call for conservation scientists, remote sensing specialists, and space agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA), to collaborate on building global observing systems for biodiversity, has been co-authored by UNEP-WCMC and published today (22 July 2015) in Nature Communications.

07 July 2015

Explore CITES trade data with National Geographic

An interactive online infographic created by National Geographic now allows you to explore which protected animal species are traded internationally and the reasons for their trade. Using data from the CITES Trade Database, which is managed by UNEP-WCMC on behalf of the CITES Secretariat, the infographic also reveals which countries are the biggest exporters and importers of CITES-listed animals.

29 June 2015

World Heritage Committee examines nominations for new sites

The World Heritage Committee is meeting in Bonn, Germany, from 28 June to 8 July to examine the proposals to add 37 properties to the World Heritage List. As part of the evaluation process, UNEP-WCMC completed a comparative analysis of the proposed sites nominated under biodiversity criteria (ix and x), which helped inform the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) recommendations to the World Heritage Committee.

15 June 2015

New frog species named after UNEP-WCMC’s Head of Science

A new species of frog identified in Africa’s Eastern Arc Mountains has been named after UNEP-WCMC’s Head of Science, Professor Neil Burgess. Professor Burgess has worked in the region for almost 20 years, describing its unique biodiversity and encouraging its conservation.