Biodiversity : Links

There are 59 documents in this section.

  • National Audubon Society

    9 March 2001

    The US-based National Aubudon Society aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Its website includes information on bird conservation, publications, campaigns, education for kids and links.

  • Friends of the Earth

    8 March 2001

    International campaigning organisation dedicated to preserving the global environment. FOE is a federation of autonomous environmental organizations in 61 countries.

  • WWF

    8 March 2001

    Since it was founded in 1961, WWF has become one of the world's largest organisations dedicated to the conservation of nature. Its website contains excellent news and features on various aspects of the environment including species, forests, water, toxics and climate change. It also contains publications and a photo gallery.

  • ISIS - International Species Information System

    7 March 2001

    ISIS supports conservation of species by helping 550 zoological institutions, including about half of the world's "recognised" zoos and aquariums manage their living collections. Its website provides information on PC software for sound specimen record-keeping and collection management. Information is available on 286,000 living specimens of 7,500 species, along with an additional 1,413,000 of their ancestors. Its website also includes its newsletter and links.

  • IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

    7 March 2001

    This area of IUCN's website contains information on terrestrial and marine protected areas around the world, also including links, news, events and publications.

  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

    7 March 2001

    This area of IUCN's website contains information on threatened animal and plant species around the world and their relative risk of extinction. The Red List provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories.

  • McGill University Biology Department

    7 March 2001

    McGill University has one of the most prestigious biology departments in the world. Its website includes information on research, projects, seminars and events, courses and an image centre.

  • Project Seahorse

    7 March 2001

    Project Seahorse was started by Dr Amanda Vincent in 1996 (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) to conserve and manage seahorses and their habitats. Its website includes information about seahorses and their relatives, research and conservation programmes.

  • Smithsonian Institution - Biodiversity Programs

    7 March 2001

    The website of the Smithsonian Institute's Biodiversity Programs includes useful information and research into Amphibians, plants, forests, coral reefs and indigenous peoples.


    7 March 2001

    TRAFFIC is the wildlife trade monitoring programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN). It aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to their existence. Its excellent website contains a wealth of information including its newsletter, factfile, publications, briefings, field and news reports and profiles of priority species under threat.