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San Diego Zoo

The Zoological Society of San Diego brings to the web the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species. Each unit of the zoo has a main page, from which the user can meet the animals and find out about the humans who watch over them. The photographs of new arrivals at the zoo should be a big draw, and there is informative text underlying the...
Management of Northern Prairies and Wetlands for the Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) has posted several new (or newly online) resources on wetlands and birds. This resource, on managing northern prairies and wetlands for Neotropical migrants, was first published by Douglas H. Johnson in 1996 as part of a Forest Service General Technical Report [NC-187], edited by F. R. Thompson, III. The resource may be downloaded as a .zip...
The Tiger Information Center

In the past 70 years, Bali, Caspian, and Javan tigers have become extinct while the five remaining tiger subspecies face tremendous threats from habitat loss, hunting, and human population growth. This site contains relevant tiger conservation information. The Tiger Information Center, sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Service and the Exxon Corporation, is dedicated to providing...
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Devoted entirely to issues related to migratory birds, this site provides broad and accessable information on the millions of songbirds that breed in the U.S. and Canada and spend the winter in Latin America and the Caribbean. John Sterling maintains this site which contains seven fact sheets that discuss the relationship between migratory birds and coffee, insect consumption, the importance of...
Wildlife Conservation Society

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the re-named Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works "to save wildlife and wild lands throughout the world." WCS has five public facilities in New York City, where zoologists, veterinarians, zookeepers, teachers, health technicians, trainers, and others care for over 1,000 species of animals. These facilities promote "conservation education,...
Endangered Species UPDATE

Published by the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, the Endangered Species UPDATE is an online forum for information exchange on endangered species issues. Organized as a journal, the UPDATE includes "a reprint of the latest issue of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Technical Bulletin along with complementary articles, an archive of...
Occasional Papers: Museum of Texas Tech University

The Museum of Texas Tech University posts online versions of many of their Occasional Papers. To access these online documents, scroll through the list of papers to those marked with obvious hyperlinks. At present, OP-195 and other papers from 1999 and earlier are offered online. Most papers highlight some aspect of the museum's research on Texas mammal distributions, systematics, and...
EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal

Provided by the World Resources Institute (WRI) with assistance from several sponsors, EarthTrends is an environmental information portal, offering searchable databases, data tables, country profiles, maps, and feature articles in ten topical sections. These include Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, Climate and Atmosphere, Agriculture and Food, and Forests and Grasslands, among others. The databases...
Living Water: Freshwater Conservation Actions in Asia/Pacific

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently placed online three reports focusing on conservation efforts in the Asia/Pacific region. Offered in .pdf format, all three reports provide overviews of WWF's current (the reports were originally published in 1997 and 1998) and planned efforts in their respective areas of concern, both at the regional and national levels. While aimed particularly at WWF...

The first is a short article from Scientific American about some recent research that identifies ten biodiversity hotspots where conservation is becoming extremely important. An opinion piece from Christian Science Monitor claims there is a need for no-take marine reserves to protect fish populations and fisheries. A page from the Pew Oceans Commission gives some information about overfishing and...
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