Proteus began in 2003 as a mechanism through which the business and conservation communities could come together to make available global information on biodiversity. Since then, it has grown to be a unique collaboration between leading extractives companies and UNEP-WCMC to provide companies with the biodiversity information needed for better informed decisions and to support the development and improvement of key global biodiversity resources. Read more about UNEP-WCMC and what we do here.
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The objectives of Proteus are:
- To improve significantly the accuracy, completeness and currency of information in the World Database on Protected Areas, focusing on data verification, quality assurance and enhancements in interoperability.
- To support integrated knowledge products that provide access to information on sites of global importance for biodiversity and increasingly feature sites that are considered national priorities.
- To compile globally consistent, comprehensive and validated datasets for important coastal and marine ecosystems, and develop a business-relevant baseline of biodiversity priorities in the marine realm.
- To share context and insights into the latest trends and developments in biodiversity and ecosystem policy, initiatives, data and tools of importance to business.
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