Millennium Ecosystem Assessment website
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is an international program that was designed to meet the needs of decision makers and the public for scientific information concerning the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and options for responding to those changes. It was launched by U.N. Secretary-General in June 2001 and completed in 2005. It is intended to help meet assessment needs of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the Convention on Migratory Species, as well as needs of other users in the private sector and civil society. A number of environmental reports are available online. UNESCO is one of the agencies participating in the MA.