Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 57 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information for 20,000 regions, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and more.
The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global extinction risk status of animal, fungus and plant species.
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access.
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
The Ecosystem Valuation website describes how economists value the beneficial ways that ecosystems affect people. It is designed for non-economists who need answers to questions about the benefits of ecosystem conservation, preservation, or restoration. It provides a clear, non-technical explanation of ecosystem valuation concepts, methods, and applications.
EarthData, managed by NASA's Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program, processes and makes freely available data about Earth. Data is available on the atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, human dimensions, land surface, ocean, solid earth, sun-earth interactions, and the terrestrial hydrosphere.
The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. The purpose of data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. It is a repository for all the information the government collects. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. AIBS works to ensure that the public, legislators, funders, and the community of biologists have access to and use information that will guide them in making informed decisions about matters that require biological knowledge. The organization does this through informing decisions by providing peer-reviewed or vetted information about the biology field and profession and by catalyzing action through building the capacity and the leadership of the community to address matters of common concern.
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists dedicated to: Promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; Raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; Increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and Ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over four million members and supporters, and 48 state and territorial affiliated organizations. The NWF is national network of groups, seeking balanced, common-sense solutions to environmental problems that work for wildlife and people.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers. Its mission is to improve, protect, and conserve natural resources on private lands through a cooperative partnership with state and local agencies. While its primary focus has been agricultural lands, it has made many technical contributions to soil surveying, classification and water quality improvement.
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.