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Launch of A-Z of Biodiversity terms


The United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has launched an A-Z of Biodiversity Terms, developed in partnership with IPIECA, OGP, Proteus and ICMM.

The glossary provides short definitions of over 200 commonly-used biodiversity terms and acronyms and was developed to support greater consistency in the use of terms related to biodiversity. These definitions have been sourced from scientific literature, glossaries from global specialist organisations and international agreements. The definitions have a level of international acceptance and, in the case of conventions, have often gone through extensive negotiation phases between government parties to reach consensus.

The glossary aims to provide clarity for practitioners implementing biodiversity management, particularly those doing so in the context of global conventions, international standards, regulations, policies and legislation.

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