Biodiversity Links for more Information

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  • by Anup Shah
  • This Page Last Updated Monday, October 04, 2010

There are so many online sites related to biodiversity, conservation, environment etc, that the following barely scratches the surface, but will also lead you to other sources of information.

  • The Convention on Biological Diversity1 web site has a lot of documents and articles on biodiversity and the various texts of the Conferences of the Parties that have taken place since the Rio Summit in 1992.
  • The WWF2 is one of the most prominent conservation organizations in the world.
  • The World Conservation Union3 has a lot of information. They also have a section specifically on biodiversity4.
  • Lots of Biodiversity related web sites5 from the World Conservation Monitoring Center6
  • The World Resources Institute7 is an independent center for policy research and technical assistance on global environmental and development issues. They have lots of online information at their site.
  • OneWorld’s Guides8 cover various related issues.
  • NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council9) is a US-based non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Many subject areas are covered here.
  • The Envirolink Network10 has lots of information on a whole variety of subjects
  • The Environmental News Service11 brings environmental news from all over.
  • Navdanya12, headed by prominent Indian scientist and activist, Vandana Shiva. The foundation works on biodiversity conservation and protecting people's rights from threats to their livelihoods and environment by centralised systems of monoculture in forestry, agriculture and fisheries.
  • Food First13 provides in-depth research and knowledge on how agricultural, economic and political issues also affect biodiversity. These are some of the major impacts.
  • The Center for Alternative Technology14 shows that there are various alternatives for fuel and many methods for sustainable development.
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)15 is an organization attempting to compile, build and make a compelling economics case for the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, backed by the UN and various European governments.
  • Census on Marine Life16 is a decade-long global project cataloging global marine diversity.

Where next?

Related articles

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  2. Loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions
  3. Nature and Animal Conservation
  4. Climate Change Affects Biodiversity
  5. Coral Reefs
  6. Addressing Biodiversity Loss
  7. Biosafety Protocol 1999
  8. Biosafety Protocol 2000
  9. Biodiversity Links for more Information
  10. Climate Change and Global Warming Introduction

Online Sources:

(Note that listed here are only those hyperlinks to other articles from other web sites or elsewhere on this web site. Other sources such as journal, books and magazines, are mentioned above in the original text. Please also note that links to external sites are beyond my control. They might become unavailable temporarily or permanently since you read this, depending on the policies of those sites, which I cannot unfortunately do anything about.)

  1. http://www.cbd.int/
  2. http://www.panda.org/
  3. http://www.iucn.org/
  4. http://www.iucn.org/what/biodiversity/
  5. http://www.unep-wcmc.org/resources/sites/index.html
  6. http://www.unep-wcmc.org/
  7. http://www.wri.org/index.html
  8. http://uk.oneworld.net/guides
  9. http://www.nrdc.org
  10. http://www.envirolink.org/
  11. http://www.ens-newswire.com/
  12. http://www.navdanya.org/
  13. http://www.foodfirst.org
  14. http://www.cat.org.uk/
  15. http://www.teebweb.org/
  16. http://www.coml.org/

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  • by Anup Shah
  • Created: Monday, July 20, 1998
  • Last Updated: Monday, October 04, 2010

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Document Revision History

DateReason
October 4, 2010Added a link to the Census on Marine Life
November 18, 2009Added a link to TEEB, and removed old links which were now defunct. The rest remains untouched since May 15, 2002.