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View Resource OneWorld

Devoted to informing readers about biological and cultural diversity, this free online magazine presents articles and images from around the world. The emphasis in OneWorld's approach to environmental issues is on how individuals and small foundations can effect change. Throughout, the graphics are lush and well chosen, and the articles are arranged logically for easy reading.
View Resource Issues in Ecology: No. 4

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has released Number 4 of the series Issues in Ecology. Designed to present, "in language understandable to non-scientists, the consensus of a panel of scientific experts on issues relevant to the environment," the newest report (.pdf format) is entitled "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Maintaining Natural Life Support Processes."
View Resource Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Several international agreements, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlight the need for open, shared access to global biodiversity data. To that end, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has been established to facilitate "the compilation, linking, standardization, digitization and global dissemination of the world's biodiversity data." The GBIF homepage provides...
View Resource Nature and Human Society: The Quest for a Sustainable World

This online "open" book was edited by world renowned experts Peter H. Raven and Tania Williams and was produced in 2000 by the Committee for the Second Forum on Biodiversity (National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council). Available for browsing only, the document spans nine chapters -- from "Defining Biodiversity" to "Examples of Sustainability."
View Resource International Biodiversity Observation Year 2001-2002

The International Biodiversity Observation Year 2001-2002, or IBOY, is a grassroots effort of the international scientific, education and media communities. An Initiative of DIVERSITAS (a European-based international program of biodiversity science), IBOY seeks to promote and integrate biodiversity science, and "to increase communication of science-based information on biodiversity and its links...
View Resource Biodiversity Month

May 2002 was the first US Biodiversity Month, coordinated by the International Biodiversity Observation Year (IBOY). Those who missed it can check out this Web site to learn the purpose of Biodiversity Month, the types of activities that were held, and how to be included in next year's events. Downloadable fact sheets and activity guides may be useful to a variety of site users during the...
View Resource New York Metropolitan Flora Project

"While most of the botanical community concentrates on tracking the threats to biodiversity in the tropics," the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is conducting research on the biodiversity found in the urban landscape. The Web site includes useful resources for users interested in identifying, planting, maintaining, or just learning about the plants found in urban areas. The Web site is easy to use, with...
View Resource A Naturalist's Tour of Southern Lake Michigan

In the sorts of places you would least expect it, author Joel Greenberg reveals an abundance of life and bio-diversity in his A Naturalist's Tour of Southern Lake Michigan. Highlighting areas around the rim of southern Lake Michigan, Greenberg's work discusses some state parks and other nature preserves. Serving as a guide, he signals to his readers small outcroppings of nature that have survived...
View Resource Biodiversity and Conservation Research

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History aims to "integrate scientific research, education, and outreach so that people, themselves major catalysts in the rapid loss of biodiversity, will become participants in its conservation." The CBC currently conducts biodiversity conservation research in the Bahamas, Bolivia, Madagascar, Vietnam, and in...
View Resource The World Information Network on Biodiversity

The World Information Network on Biodiversity (REMIB) is organized and provided by Mexico's National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of the Biodiversity. REMIB is a network of shared biological information databases from research centers in Mexico, the US, Costa Rica, and Spain. The databases contain "curatorial, taxonomic, ecological, cartographic, bibliographic, ethno-biological type, use...
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