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Other information repositories on the Convention and related issues:
(From World Conservation Monitoring Centre)

See the latest links.

General Search Engines and Internet Starting Points

Altavista (Web Index)
ArchiePlexForm (to search FTP Areas)
Internet Newsgroups
LANIC's WWW Virtual Library
List Servers
Ecological list servers
Lycos, The Catalog of the Internet
The Muscat Web Explorer
Starting Points for Internet Exploration
Virtual Libraries
WebCrawler Searching System
WWW Virtual Library
WWWW - the World Wide Web Worm

Environmentally Focused Starting Points

Centre for Earth Observation
CIESIN Gateway System
Country Information Sources
Davinci GMS Gateway
Earth Negotiations Bulletin, Linkages
Ecology Web Sites
ENDS (Environmental Data Services)
Environmental Information Servers (very comprehensive)
Environmental News Network
Environmental Organization Web Directory
European Topic Centre for Nature Conservation (ETC/NC)
GENIE Casual User Interface
Global Change Master Directory (NASA)
International Academy of the Environment
International Environment Resources
NEIRC (National Environmental Resources Center)
Protected Areas Virtual Library latest site added 6 November 1997. A detailed inventory of Web sites dealing with protected areas.
UNEP-United Nations Environment Programme
IUCN-the World Conservation Union
U.S. Committee for the National Institute for the Environment
WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature
WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature-UK
WWW Virtual Library: Environment


The Green Disk A journal of contemporary environmental issues
News Link

Antarctic and Arctic

Alaska (EROS)
Arctic Circle
Barents Region
British Antarctic Survey
GRID-Arendal (UNEP)
Lapland Forest Damage Project
Norwegian Polar Institute
World Data Centre, C (Glaciology)


ARACHNODATA (information on arachnid animals)
BENE Hypermail
Monthly compositions of mail on the BENE listserver
BDT Base de Dados Tropical Web
BIN21 sites in Australia ; Brazil ; Ecuador ; Finland Biodiversity Action Network (BioNet)
Belize Biodiversity Information System
Biodiversity and Biological Collections Gopher (at Harvard)
Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web server
Biodiversity and Ecosystems Network (BENE)
Biodiversity Forum (links to information on the web)
Biodiversity Forum (US)
Bioline Publications
Communications for a Sustainable Future
Assorted links to a variety of conservation information resources
Conservation Biology Listserver
Conservation International
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)
Endangered Species (USA bias)
European Centre for Nature Conservation
Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
INBio (Costa Rica)
Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt
Journals Browse (Life Sciences)
Ocean Voice International
Pangaea (Patagonian Wildlife)
RSPB (from 30 June 1998)
Sierra Club
Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Gopher
Species 2000 Enumerating all known species of plants, animals, fungi and microbes on Earth as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity

Coastal, Marine and Fresh Water

Aquatic Conservation Network
Fisheries, Oceans and the Environment
International Year of the Reef (NOAA)
International Year of the Reef
Ocean Voice International
The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) providing information on oil spills from tankers
Worldwide Wetlands, Hydrology and Coastal Links


Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Costa Rica on the Path to Sustainability
Environment Education
The Globe Program
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
Knowledge Exchange for K-12 Education
Kortright Centre (Canada)
Youth In Action Network
The World Resources Institute

Environmental Information

African Studies at U. Penn
Agenda 21, Earth Summit
American Library Congress ~ Country Studies/Area Handbook Program
ARCOS (Albertine Rift Conservation Society)
CARPE, Central African Regional Program for the Environment
Country Environmental Studies
The California Environmental Resources Evaluation System
Country Environmental Studies
Department of Environmental Management (Moscow State University)
ECOCART (International Environmental Databases)
A non-profit organization dedicated to disseminating all information that relates to the environment
Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN)
EIS-News on Sub Saharan Africa
European Environment Agency
Icarus Ireland
The Fish & Wildlife Information Exchange
Friends of the Earth (UK)
G7 Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM)
The ENRM allows free registration and interactive editing of global environmental information resources. It also provides a directory of Environmentalists
Global Land Information System
Information Center for the Environment
International Arid Lands Consortium
National Wildlife Federation
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Natural Heritage Network Central Server (ABI and TNC-US)
(covers the Americas)
Planet Earth Home Page
Small Islands Information Network
Spatial Ecology
Svanhovd Environmental Centre
UNEP Harmonizing Environmental Measurements
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
19th Session of the World Heritage Committee
World Resources Institute

Environmental Science, Technology and Research

Biodiversity & Worldmap
BioInformatics gopher at ANU
Cambridge School of Biological Sciences
Frontier (expeditions)
National Atlas Information Service
a WWW-based GIS
NORUT Information Technology Ltd.
IT, remote sensing, GIS, modelling
On-line Environmental and Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing and Wildlife Biology
UMANITOBA (environmental science) Gopher server
U.S. Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)

Indigenous Peoples

Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agricultural Research and Development (CIKARD)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
University of Minnesota Forestry Bibliography


Centre for Atmospheric Science
Meteorology Information from UEA
National Climatic Data Center (US)

Microorganisms, Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

European Union. Genetic resources in agriculture
The Microbial Strain Data Network (MSDN)
WFCC World Data Center on Microorganisms
Dendrome, A Genome Database for Forest Trees
W.M. Keck Centre for Genome Informatics
Biotechnology Information Center (BIC)
BIC provides access to a variety of information services and publications covering many aspects of agricultural biotechnology including links to Ag Biotech-related WWW home pages.

Papers and Useful Texts

Bibliography on Biodiversity Assessment Methodologies
Chapman and Hall (Publisher)
Endangered Ecosystems of the United States :
A Preliminary Assessment of Loss and Degradation (Noss et al. , 1995).
Gap Analysis
The Multilaterals Project
Numerous texts of international conventions


Association of Systematics Collections
Australian National Botanic Gardens Biodiversity Server
Botanical Garden Mapping
Canadian Botanical Conservation Network
Canadian Forest Management System
Canadian Forests and Forestry
CIDA Forestry Advisers Network
CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
European Forest Institute
European Tropical Research Network (ETFRN)
Forestry Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Forestry Library
Institute of Forest Genetics Dendrome Project
Intergovernmental Panel on Forests (IPF)
Missouri Botanical Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Seventh American Forest Congress
Spatial Information for the Sustainable Management of Forests
Texas Plant Diversity Information Center (PDIC)
The Sustainable Forests Directory

Policy, Finance and Legal

American Legistlative Information
California Institute of Public Affairs
Convention on Biological Diversity
Economics of biodiversity
European Centre for Development Policy Management
G7 Global Information Infrastructure
Inter-American Development Bank
UNDP ftp
UNDP Gopher
The World Bank

Social Sciences

Brazilian Statistical and Geographic Foundation
Millennium Institute
State of the World Indicators (human population and diet, ozone, etc.)
Socialeconomic Data and Applications Center
Social Indicators of Development (CIESIN and the World Bank)
Social Science Server - ANU (The Australian National University)
Trends in Developing Economies (CIESIN and the World Bank)

WWW Related Software and General Computing

World of Computers
SunSITE Northern Europe 'The Archive' at Imperial College
SunSITE Japan
Novell Web Site
Word Perfect to HTML converter, FTP site
Very useful, especially for the development of WCMC's Web pages
Olivetti Research Ltd
Asian Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge Computer Lab
URL-Minder: Web Robot!


Electronic Zoo
Colchester Zoo
Italian Zoo
Zoological E-mail Directory

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