World Conservation Monitoring Centre, United Nations Environment Programme
Data Center Description
The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world.
Our programmes concentrate on species, forests, protected areas, marine, mountains and freshwaters; plus habitats affected by climate change such as polar regions. We also address the relationship between trade and the environment and the wider aspects of biodiversity assessment.
UNEP-WCMC, in partnership with the public and private sector, is undertaking a major project in the development of a decentralized knowledge management system. The system is being developed as Project Proteus and throughout 2004 and beyond users of this website will see the impact of the project.