The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has produced a composite map of the marine and terrestrial ecosystem assets of the world.

This new report by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre reviews progress towards the achievement of the protected area targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

This document is a contribution towards a renewed commitment to reverse the rate of loss of biodiversity. It is aimed at the companies and corporations who are either wholly or partly dependent on this key resource or whose activities can be a major impediment to its conservation.

This publication presents a framework for an understanding
of the connectivity between tropical coastal ecosystems
(including mangroves, seagrasses and coral reefs) across

The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published a briefing on the implications of the negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) for forest restoration.

This report considers the measures that have been and might be undertaken to promote environmental co-benefits from REDD. Such measures may be linked to decisions on financing. The report surveys the measures that are found in existing REDD initiatives, including in the proposed UNFCCC REDD mechanism itself.

This report by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the UNEP Regional Seas Programme explores national and regional efforts to develop representative networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and offers recommendations for strengthening the planning of such networks worldwide.