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UNEP- World Conservation Monitoring Centre



Hazel Thornton
Programme Officer
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Lauren Weatherdon
Senior Programme Officer
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Chris McOwen
Lead Marine Scientist
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The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a centre of excellence in biodiversity knowledge. The Centre operates as a collaboration between the UN Environment Programme and the UK registered charity WCMC.  Together, we are confronting the global crisis facing nature.

UNEP-WCMC works with scientists and policymakers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and planet.

As part of our Healthy Ocean Strategy, UNEP-WCMC supports the delivery of ocean-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by improving the accessibility and usability of biodiversity-related data, developing decision support tools and providing evidence-based advice. We also develop workable approaches to integrate social and economic considerations to deliver a healthy ocean for healthy people.

Related websites:

Protected Planet
Coral Reef Funding Landscape

Last Updated: 20 July 2020