UK Sourcebook

Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. It is essential for sustaining the natural living systems or ecosystems that provide us with food, fuel, health, wealth, and other vital services. Visit their website to learn more

Please note this site is in the process of being updated.  An updated site will be released in March 2014.

Welcome to the UK Clearing House Mechanism

This site is designed to streamline access to the tools available, and information on, the UK’s implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More about the Clearing House Mechanism and how you can contribute information


The following information is available on this site:


About the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Learn more about the Convention and what the UK is doing to implement it through the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP).
Funding and Support
Find out about different funding sources in the UK, European Union and internationally.
Implementing Conservation and Sustainable Development
Information and case studies relating to implementation of the CBD’s ecosystem approach, cross-cutting issues and thematic programmes.
Information on the wide range of expertise in the UK relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Broad Approaches and Specific Tools
Including information on broad approaches such as the ecosystem approach, sustainable forest management and integrated coastal zone management, information on specific tools, such as habitat monitoring, national legislation and incentive measures, and on tools associated with particular habitats.