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.
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We have the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas (national parks, conservation areas, marine reserves, etc.), updated this month with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners, and communities. It's a lot of interesting data to go through!
Now it's your turn - help tracking international progress towards achieving global biodiversity targets. Here is a little preview:
Want to get started? Join Data for a Cause to get the dataset and the details of this data visualization competition.
November 14, 2017: The Data for a Cause challenge begins. Current Data for a Cause volunteers are the first to find out about it.
November 22, 2017: Submission deadline. Gathering and analysis of data visualizations begins.
November 23, 2017: Review of the entries by UNEP-WCMC begins. Once the review is complete, the winners are announced.
Sign up to join the challenge, and see if you have what it takes to tell the story about international progress in marine conservation!