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It pays to invest in biodiversity - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
To guide them on this endeavour, the countries established the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. These targets range from addressing "the underlying causes of biodiversity loss (Targets 1-4)" to reducing "the direct pressures on biodiversity (Targets 5-10 ...

Living Planet: Batty about biodiversity - Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle
There's bat appreciation day, international day for biodiversity and the day of endangered species – we're great at naming days after our animals, but is it enough? Are we treating our biodiversity wisely, or failing them badly?

Colombia's national survey of its biodiversity is ambitious - The Economist


The Economist
Its tropical location and topographical variety mean Colombia's biodiversity is second only to Brazil's. How valuable such assets are, though, is a different question. Some habitats are clearly crucial. In particular, there are worries deforestation ...

Biodiversity Information System

Manhattan, Kansas - United States

BiodIS, K-State's Biodiversity Information System, is a collaborative project to expose information associated with the University's natural history collections to a diverse group of users. Based largely on the Herbarium and Museum of Entomological and Prairie Arthropod Research, BiodIS is a portal for users of all ages and fields who have an interest in or need for biodiversity data, including taxonomic, geographic, and ecological information, accompanied by a variety of digital resources. BiodIS is a partnership between the Division of Biology, the Department of Entomology, and K-State Libraries, and is supported through a Targeted Excellence grant from the K-State Office of the Provost.

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Canada

Searchable database of four kingdoms: plant, animal, fungi, monera. Search by scientific or common names, English or French.

Canada

Examines the nature of threats to species, habitats, ecosystems, and landscapes, and seeks to support environmentally sound decision-making and actions affecting the status of biodiversity and landscapes.

Biodiversity Information Manager
Australia

Tool for the collection and dissemination of current information about biodiversity as it relates to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity.

Biodiversity Information Online
New Zealand

The site provides access to information about New Zealand's native biodiversity, and who is doing what to conserve and manage it. It describes the 27 funded programmes of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, a government initiative developed to meet one of our commitments under the international Convention on Biological Diversity. The funded programmes are all aimed at halting the decline in New Zealand's indigenous biodiversity, and protecting

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Denmark

Working to make the world's primary data on biodiversity freely and universally available via the Internet.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Denmark

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) was established by governments in 2001 to encourage free and open access to biodiversity data, via the Internet. Through a global network of countries and organizations, GBIF promotes and facilitates the mobilization, access, discovery and use of information about the occurrence of organisms over time and across the planet.

Rice Information System
China

An integrated information resource and comparative analysis workbench for rice genomics.

Raptor Information System
United States

The RIS is a free searchable catalog of over 38,000 references about the biology and management of birds of prey.

Raptor Information System
United States

A keyworded catalog of over 40,000 references about the biology and management of birds of prey.

TAXIS - Taxonomic Information System
United States

Database management system for recording taxa, specimens, characters, and images. Also serves as an interactive identification system.