UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

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History

1 July 2000, through cooperation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the UK government, as the Centre for World Biodiversity Information and Assessment of United Nations (UN). Originally founded by IUCN in 1979, as the nongovernmental IUCN Conservation Monitoring Unit. Subsequently became an independent organization with a joint Board of IUCN, UNEP and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and, in 1988, adopted the name World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) -- Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation. UK Registered Charity: 328044.

Aims

Be an internationally recognized centre of excellence for synthesis, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity knowledge; provide authoritative, strategic and timely information for use by conventions, countries, organizations and companies in developing and implementing their policies and decisions.

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Activities

Provides services to international biodiversity-related agreements and programmes; provides information to support clients in their decision making. Substantive programmes cover marine and terrestrial ecosystems, species, protected areas, biodiversity and climate change, and informatics.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 21 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 25 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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UIA Org ID

E8372

Last News Received

2016
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