Conservation databases

 

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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies. These criteria are relevant to all species and all regions of the world. With its strong scientific base, the IUCN Red List is recognized as the most authoritative guide to the status of biological diversity.

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Protected Planet

ProtectedPlanet

An interactive database for protected areas worldwide, reconciling governmental, expert and general public opinions on protected areas. It encompasses the World Database on Protected Areas and provides a platform for the protected area constituency.

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Protected Planet Ocean Website

Protect Planet Ocean: explore Marine Protected Areas

In this website, explore the world's Marine Protected Areas directly in Google Earth, learn about ocean issues and how you can help and/or work in conservation, as well as upload movies and photos from inside Marine Protected Areas to our global Google Earth Marine Protected Areas layer.

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ECOLEX : a gateway to environmental law

Ecolex is the most comprehensive possible global source of information on environmental law, combining the environmental law information holdings of FAO, IUCN and UNEP. It includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature. Users have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each document, as well as to the full text of most of the information provided.

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Ecosystem Services Experts Directory

This public online directory allows business leaders, journalists, and governments to locate and contact specialists in ecosystem services.

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