- Global Biodiversity Information Dissemination (GBIF)
GBIF is a website that aims at Facilitating digitization and global dissemination of primary biodiversity data, so that people from all countries can benefit from the use of the information.
- National Biodiversity Network (UK)
The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is a new and innovative way of sharing wildlife information in the UK and is building tools to make this information accessible in a digitized and exchangeable form. By providing easy access to the information people need about wildlife, wise and informed decisions can be made to ensure the natural environment is diverse, rich and sustainable now and for future generations.
- National Biological Information Infrastructure (US)
The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program that provides increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources.
Environmental NGos and Research Centres
- World Resources Institute (WRI)
The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives. Their mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. http://www.wri.org/
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
A website that aims at preserving the delicate diversity of nature by raising awareness over endangered species, encouraging wildlife conservation, and helping protect animals habitats.http://www.worldwildlife.org/
- Center for applied biodiversity science
The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS), works to link science and action to guide the conservation of nature worldwide. CABS’ primary purpose is to provide the scientific basis for conservation action. Following are the basic services they aim to provide to the conservation community to help extend the reach and scope of its work. http://www.biodiversityscience.org/
- The Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species (GFU)
The Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species (GFU) promotes wider deployment of underutilized plant species globally. Its activities focus on: networking and knowledge-sharing and encouraging incorporation of underutilized plant species in international and national research and development agendas.
Information about Biodiversity
- Biodiversity hotspots
The ultimate goal of this organization is to keep nature intact, which means stop anthropogenic species extinctions. To approach this goal, they try as much as possible to slow the rate of species extinction with whatever conservation resources they have at their disposal, which requires incorporating threats (or “vulnerability”) and costs into priority setting.
- Mapping biodiversity in Central America
Biodiversity and world map http://www.nhm.ac.uk/