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Biodiversity Web Resources

The following is a partial list of web resources which contain useful information for biodiversity researchers and those simply concerned about biodiversity. We are particularly interested in those sites dedicated to the biodiversity of New York State and the northeast region of the United States. Links are organized by geographic region and then general topic. Suggestions for additional sites to list are welcome and should be submitted to: bri@mail.nysed.gov

New York State

New York Agencies and Programs:

green ball image New York Natural Heritage Program - Standardized data on endangered plants, animals and ecological communities.
green ball image NY Offices and Chapters of The Nature Conservancy - Preserving plants, animals and natural communities by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
green ball image New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
green ball image New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

New York Species:

green ball image Cortland Herpetology Connection - Encourages students around the state to participate in the study and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.

Transportation Alternatives:

green ball image Transportation Alternatives, NYC

United States:

Education Programs:

green ball image Center for Conservation Biology Network - Lists academic programs in conservation biology by university.

Nationwide Agencies and Programs:

green ball image National Council for Science and the Environment

U.S. Species:

green ball image U.S. Endangered Species

North America:

Taxonomy and Systematics

green ball image Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) - A list of biological names focusing on the biota of North America.

Worldwide (or sites without a specific geographic focus)

Forests:

green ball image WWW Virtual Library: Forestry

General Information on Biodiversity:

green ball image Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
green ball image Convention on Biological Diversity - The first global, comprehensive agreement to address all aspects of biological diversity.
green ball image National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) - An electronic gateway to biological data throughout the world.
green ball image Natural Heritage Network Central Server - Standardized data on endangered plants, animals and ecological communities (Western hemisphere only)
green ball image The Nature Conservancy - Preserving plants, animals and natural communities by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
green ball image The Virtual Library of Ecology, Biodiversity and the Environment
green ball image World Resources Institute - Biodiversity

International Policy on Biodiversity or Environmental Issues:

green ball image Earth Summit Watch - A citizens' initiative to monitor and encourage actions by nations to follow agreements made at Earth Summit.
green ball image World Conservation Monitoring Centre - provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources.
green ball image Linkages - a multimedia resource for environment and development policy makers.

Sustainable Living:

green ball image Seventh Generation - Products that are safer for you and the environment.
green ball image Union of Concerned Scientists - Working for a Healthy Environment and a Safe World.
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