Policies

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UNEP-WCMC does not assert any intellectual property rights in the data made available to it by data providers. 

Access to UNEP-WCMC datasets is provided on the understanding that you read and consent to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out in the policies below.

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Species

The Species Programme supports the conservation and sustainable use of animals and plants worldwide.

We provide support to the biodiversity-related conventions through the management of species-related data and information. We manage and analyze species data and make this information available in various formats for access by all.

Areas of Work

Support to CITES

Support to CITES

 

UNEP-WCMC provides a range of support services to CITES. We manage the CITES Trade Database and the CITES Species Database, and support effective implementation of the Convention in many other ways.

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EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

 

UNEP-WCMC provides a range of services to the European Commission in support of effective implementation of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.

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Databases

Databases

UNEP-WCMC maintains information on species of conservation importance, in particular those protected by multilateral environmental agreements.

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Publications

Publications

UNEP-WCMC produces reports for a number of fora including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the European Commission and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Recent examples of these reports can be downloaded here in PDF format.

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Online Reporting System

Online Reporting System

The Online Reporting System (ORS) is a new state-of-the-art electronic platform to revolutionize reporting under Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs). 

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RELATED RESOURCES

CITES Secretariat

 

CITES Secretariat

EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

 

EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

 African-Eurasian Waterbirds Agreement