Science: Environment: Biodiversity
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All Species Foundation
A non-profit organization with the goal of recording a complete inventory of all species on Earth within 25 years.
Animal Info - Information on Rare, Threatened and Endangered Mammals
Biology, ecology, habitat, and status of rare, threatened and endangered species of mammals and information on their native countries: biodiversity, ecosystems, population, and land use.
Bibliography of Genetic Variation in Natural Populations
Searchable database of citations on natural populations of animals, plants, and microbes.
Biodiversity and Its Value: Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 1
Outlines what biodiversity is, and the three levels at which it is usually defined: genetic, species and ecosystem.
Biodiversity and Protected Areas
Introductory documents on understanding and conserving biodiversity.
Explores the economic dimensions of the global biodiversity agenda as reflected in the work of IUCN and the various biodiversity conventions, notably the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Biodiversity Fact Sheet
What is biodiversity, what threatens it, why is it important, and what are ecologists doing to better understand it? From Ecological Society of America. [PDF file]
Biodiversity Frequently Asked Questions
Presents answers to common questions about biodiversity.
Comprehensive information on 25 of the world's biologically richest and most threatened ecosystems.
Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting Our Biological Resources
National Academy of Sciences report (1996) addresses new strategies and techniques for quantifying, understanding, and protecting biodiversity. Full text online.
Biodiversity in urban ecosystems
Links to sites about urban biodiversity.
Biodiversity Resource Center
A branch library of the California Academy of Sciences specializing in information on biodiversity. Bibiographies, links to news and educator resources.
Full text online of UNEP-WCMC series of project results.
Overview of some theoretical basics of biodiversity.
Personally maintained website with information and links about several aspects of biodiversity: biological, ecological, physical, chemical, social (e.g., population growth), economical and juridical. Some links in Dutch language or of particular relevance to Netherlands.
Biological diversity: theory, patterns, ecological zones, species distributions, conservation issues, and legislation, with an emphasis on Canada. Bilingual: english/français.
International collaborative project with the goal of providing accurate scientific information and predictive models of the status of biodiversity and sustainability of the use of the Earth's biotic resources, and to build a world-wide capacity for the science of biodiversity.
Fauna and Flora International
Supports international conservation activities. Documents on methodology, working with NGOs, governments, communities; news, publications, photo gallery.
Global Biodiversity Back Issues
The Canadian Museum of Nature's quarterly magazine. Covered Canadian and international biodiversity news in science, politics, education, community and individual initiatives between 1991 and 1999.
The Global Diversity Foundation
The Global Diversity Foundation documents, monitors and promotes agricultural, biological and cultural diversity around the world, particularly through training and research.
Industrial Reliance on Biodiversity
Provides an overview of the extent to which industry in the developed world relies on the biodiversity of the developing world. (FTP site).
Introduction to Biodiversity Theory
Overview and definitions.
Kind Planet Biodiversity
Mass Extinction Underway
Links to articles on biodiversity and species extinction.
Natural Resources and Biodiversity
Background papers from the World Resources Institute on social and political dimensions of environmental policy-making.
Resources for the Future Library: Biodiversity
Research papers (PDF files) and project summaries related to economic and policy aspects of biodiversity protection. Topics include ecosystem valuation, endangered species laws, and habitat conservation.
Project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.
What is Biodiversity?
Different definitions used by resource managers and ecologists.
What is Biodiversity?
An introduction to meanings associated with the term biodiversity.
What is Biological Diversity?
Overview and definitions.
World Atlas of Biodiversity
Interactive maps of biodiversity and human impacts from the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
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