Abbreviations and acronyms related to the Convention

 

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W
WACAF West and Central Africa Region
WARDA West Africa Rice Development Association  (of CGIAR)
(F= Association pour le développement de la riziculture en Afrique de l'Ouest)
WB The World Bank
WB / ED The World Bank Environment Department
WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WBMEPD World Bank Monitoring Environmental Progress Database
WCED World Commission on Environment and Development
WCF Wild Chimpanzee Foundation
WCFSD World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development
(Note: this is an independent body)
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WCPA World Commission on Protected Areas (of IUCN)
WCRP World Climate Research Programme
- WCS World Conservation Strategy
- WCS Wildlife Conservation Society
WDMC World Data Center on Microorganisms
WEL Water Energik vLario, Vlaams Waternetwerk (VWN)  (Belgium)
WEOG Western Europe and Others Group  (see on Glossary pages: regional groups)
WFCC World Federation for Culture Collections
WFP World Food Programme
WG Working Group
WG8j Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity
- WHC World Heritage Centre
- WHC World Heritage Convention, The (of UNESCO)
WHIN World Heritage Information Network
WHO World Health Organization
WHSRN Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
WICE World Industry Council for the Environment
WIEWS World Information and Early Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources (of FAO)
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WIV Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid  (Belgium)
(F=  Institut Scientifique de la Santé Publique, ISP)
(E=  Scientific Institute of Public Health, IPH)
WMF Wereldmilieufonds (E= GEF)
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment
WPC World Population Conference
WRI World Resources Institute
WS Wildlife Society
WSFBD Workshop on forest and biological diversity
WSFIN Workshop on Financing for Biological Diversity
WSIM Workshop on incentive measures for the conservation and sustainable use
WSL The World Species List
WSLR Workshop on liability and redress in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity
WSPA World Society for the Protection of Animals
WSSP Workshop on the Strategy Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity
WSSUSE Workshop on sustainable use of biological diversity
WSTOUR Workshop on biological diversity and tourism
WTA willingness to accept
- WTO World Tourism Organization
- WTO World Trade Organization (F: OMC)
WTP willingness to pay
WWD World Weeds Database
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature  
(formerly World Wildlife Fund, yet still in North America)
WWF-EPO WWF European Policy Office
WWP Weeds of the World Project
WWT Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
WWW World Wide Web  [inserted for novices only]
WZO World Zoo Organisation

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