UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is a world leader in biodiversity knowledge. It works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet.   Its 100-strong international team are recognized leaders in their field and have unrivalled understanding of the institutional landscape surrounding biodiversity policy and ecosystem management.  Based in Cambridge, UK, UNEP-WCMC is a collaboration between United Nations Environment and the UK charity, the World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

UNEP-WCMC is a world leader in biodiversity knowledge. We work with a global network of scientists and policymakers to place biodiversity and ecosystem services at the heart of decision-making. We pride ourselves on delivering and improving access to high quality information and analyses, to help our partners to make enlightened choices for people and the planet.

Based in Cambridge, UK, UNEP-WCMC is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment and the UK non-profit organization, WCMC. The Centre was established over 35 years ago, and since that time we have built a worldwide reputation for reliable and effective ways to apply our knowledge and expertise to address the needs of our clients and partners.

Our team comprises of more than a hundred experts in the biodiversity and ecosystem services of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments, together with social scientists, ecological modellers, economists, lawyers, geographic information system specialists, policy analysts, data managers and software programmers.

We have unrivalled understanding of the institutional landscape surrounding biodiversity policy and ecosystem management, built on strong connections with government, intergovernmental, corporate and civil society bodies. Our team of staff and visiting fellows is internationally diverse and has a worldwide reach. Many are recognized leaders in their field.