Produced by National Geographic, UNEP-WCMC, ESRI and leading conservation organisations, the Conservation Geoportal is a free online catalogue to discover, view and share conservation maps and data. It was created to help catalogue, evaluate and distribute the wealth of maps and geographic information system data scattered across thousands of organisations and individuals worldwide.
To mark the 2007 International Day for Biological Diversity on 22nd May, UNEP-WCMC has published metadata on many of its key datasets and interactive map services on the Conservation Geoportal. This information is freely available to all users, so anyone can now find, view and bring biodiversity and ecosystem data from UNEP-WCMC together online with that of other organisations. Click here
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Secondly, WCMC worked with GRID-Arendal to produce and launch on the 22 May a pamphlet titled “Beyond Polar Bears,”
which highlights the impact of climate change on other Arctic species.