UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UN Environment WCMC)

Centre de surveillance de la conservation mondiale de la nature

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1 Jul 2000, through cooperation of E-XE4161 - UN Environment, A-XA2654 - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the UK government, as the Centre for World Biodiversity Information and Assessment of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Originally founded by IUCN in 1979, as the nongovernmental IUCN Conservation Monitoring Unit. Subsequently became an independent organization with a joint Board of IUCN, UNEP and F-XF3608 - World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and, in 1988, adopted the name World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) -- Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation. UK Registered Charity: 328044.


Be an internationally recognized centre of excellence for synthesis, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity knowledge; provide authoritative, strategic and timely information for use by conventions, countries, organizations and companies in developing and implementing their policies and decisions.


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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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