UNEP-WCMC: Latest News The latest news from the UNEP-WCMC website. http://old.unep-wcmc.org/news_166.html The first General Ecosystem Model is released http://old.unep-wcmc.org/the-first-general-ecosystem-model-is-released_1154.html Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>In a paper released today, scientists at UNEP-WCMC and Microsoft Research describe the world&rsquo;s first General Ecosystem Model that attempts to simulate all life on earth &ndash; both on land and in the ocean.</p> CITES Trade Database breaks new ground with open-source technology http://old.unep-wcmc.org/cites-trade-database-breaks-new-ground-with-open-source-technology_1153.html Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>Access to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Trade Database &ndash; which contains some 14 million records on the international trade in CITES-listed species &ndash; is now easier and more reliable, thanks to cutting-edge, open source technologies.</p> In a changing climate it's a dog eat dog world http://old.unep-wcmc.org/in-a-changing-climate-its-a-dog-eat-dog-world_1150.html Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>New study demonstrates that climate change disrupts natural relationships between species.</p> Using remote sensing to monitor biodiversity http://old.unep-wcmc.org/using-remote-sensing-to-monitor-biodiversity_1149.html Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>In our latest contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity Technical Series, a team from UNEP-WCMC explores how remote sensing can and should fit into biodiversity monitoring systems.</p> Does conserving biodiversity alleviate poverty? http://old.unep-wcmc.org/does-conserving-biodiversity-alleviate-poverty_1147.html Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>There is an assumption that conserving biodiversity can help in efforts to tackle global poverty and enhance human well-being. A small team including two of our scientists, Max Fancourt and Chris Sandbrook took a look at the evidence base for this assumption.</p> Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy http://old.unep-wcmc.org/building-natural-capital-how-redd-can-support-a-green-economy_1142.html Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>&nbsp;The report by the International Resource Panel (IRP) and the UN-REDD Programme was launched today. It outlines how integrating REDD+ programmes into a Green Economy approach can conserve and even boost the economic and social benefits forests provide to human society.</p> Vacancy - Lead Economist (AD768) http://old.unep-wcmc.org/vacancy---lead-economist-ad768_1143.html Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>Permanent Contract<br />Salary depending on skills and experience<br />&nbsp;</p> UNEP-WCMC to present at Global Land Project Open Science Meeting http://old.unep-wcmc.org/unep-wcmc-to-present-at-global-land-project-open-science-meeting_1141.html Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>We will be presenting our work on modelling to assess the impacts of land use change at the upcoming 2nd Global Land Project Open Science Meeting in Berlin, Germany from 19 to 21 March. The event brings together the international research community working on land change issues.</p> World Wildlife Day http://old.unep-wcmc.org/world-wildlife-day_1136.html Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>Today we&rsquo;re celebrating the first annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a>. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as an occasion to celebrate and raise awareness of the world&rsquo;s wild fauna and flora, the date was chosen to coincide with the day that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was first adopted. UNEP-WCMC is proud to support this Convention &ndash; and much of our work promotes its implementation.</p> Q&A on World Economic Forum with Jon Hutton http://old.unep-wcmc.org/qa-on-world-economic-forum-with-jon-hutton_1135.html Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT <p>UNEP-WCMC&rsquo;s Director, Jon Hutton, attended the 2014 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos at the end of January. In an interview with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Jon reflects on his impression of the meeting and why the conservation community should be involved.</p><p>Read the full question and answer session online now at the <a href="http://www.conservation.cam.ac.uk/news/i-wish-more-people-could-experience-world-economic-forum-meetings-qa-jon-hutton" target="_blank">Cambridge Conservation Initiative website</a>.</p>