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Atlas of Global Conservation

Atlas of Global Conservation

maps.tnc.org/globalmaps.html

The Atlas of Global Conservation contains over 80 global maps describing the state of terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats.

Atlas of Living Australia

Atlas of Living Australia

www.ala.org.au

The Atlas of Living Australia contains information on all the known species in Australia aggregated from a wide range of data providers. This biodiversity information system provides data, visualization and analytical tools mainly for species occurrences and distributions.

Barcode of Life Data (BOLDSYSTEMS)

Barcode of Life Data (BOLDSYSTEMS)

www.boldsystems.org

The Barcode of Life Data (BOLD) System consists of four main modules (a data portal, a database of barcode clusters, an educational portal, and a data collection workbench) in order to support the acquisition, storage, analysis, and publication of DNA barcode records. The platform provides DNA barcode data along with molecular, morphological, and distributional data that is depicted in maps.

BISE - Biodiversity Information System for Europe

BISE - Biodiversity Information System for Europe

www.biodiversity.europa.eu

The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) is a single entry point for data and information on biodiversity supporting the implementation of the EU strategy and the Aichi targets in Europe. Bringing together facts and figures on biodiversity and ecosystem services, it links to related policies, environmental data centres, assessments and research findings from various sources.

CONABIO Portal de Geoinformación

CONABIO Portal de Geoinformación

www.conabio.gob.mx/informacion/gis

CONABIO (The National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity) provides a national geoportal for Mexico, which contains general geodata in 14 topics among others biodiversity data, vegetation data and hydrological data. It is accompanied by comprehensive metadata for each topic and a search function.

DAISIE - Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe

DAISIE - Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe

www.europe-aliens.org

Biological invasions by non-native or 'alien' species are one of the greatest threats to the ecological and economic well-being of the planet. To help those tackling the invasive species challenge, this website provides a 'one-stop-shop' for information on biological invasions in Europe.

Data Basin

Data Basin

www.databasin.org

A team of scientists, software engineers, and educators at the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) built Data Basin with the strong conviction that we can expand our individual and collective ability to develop sustainable solutions by empowering more people through access to spatial data, non-technical tools, and collaborative networks. The core of Data Basin is free and provides open access to thousands of scientifically-grounded, biological, physical, and socio-economic datasets.

DOPA - Digital Observatory for Protected Areas

DOPA - Digital Observatory for Protected Areas

dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu

The Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) is a set of web services and interfaces that provides a large variety of end-users including park managers, park agencies, other decision-makers and researchers with means to assess, monitor and possibly forecast the state of and pressure on protected areas at multiple scales.

EarthEnv

EarthEnv

www.earthenv.org

The database contains various environmental layers for climate, ecosystem, and biodiversity research on a global level. EarthEnv is supported by NASA, NCEAS and iPlant Collaborative.

EOL - Encyclopedia of Life

EOL - Encyclopedia of Life

www.eol.org


The Encyclopedia of Life intends to gather information about animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria and made it available to everyone, anywhere, at a moment’s notice. To increase awareness and understanding of living nature it contains distribution maps for different spiecies.

FAUNAFRI

FAUNAFRI

www.poissons-afrique.ird.fr/faunafri/

FAUNAFRI is an open platform for gathering and maintaining the inventory data of freshwater and brackish fish species from Africa in a centralized geographic database. The graphical interface of the application can map, analyze and compare the geographic distribution of families, genera and species on a continental scale down to the point of capture of each species. The user can choose among several geographic levels to view the information.

FEOW – Freshwater Ecoregions of the World

FEOW – Freshwater Ecoregions of the World

www.feow.org

The Freshwater Ecoregions of the World provide a global biogeographic regionalization of the Earth's freshwater biodiversity. Together with associated species data, it is a tool for underpinning global and regional conservation planning efforts, particularly to identify outstanding and imperiled freshwater systems.

GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility

GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility

www.gbif.org

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments. The platform contains hundreds of millions of occurence records, shared freely by hundreds of institutions worldwide, making it the biggest biodiversity database on the Internet.

GEOSS Portal

GEOSS Portal

www.geoportal.org

The GEOSS Portal is your main entry point to Earth Observation data from all over the world. We also link world-wide community of practice in nine SOCIETAL BENEFIT AREA.

IBAT - Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

IBAT - Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

www.ibat-alliance.org/ibat-conservation/login

The tool IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning contributes access to a range of global and national data layers, such as protected area boundaries, biological information about habitat and species diversity indices, and key areas for biodiversity. IBAT is made possible by a diverse set of data providers, users and funders (BirdLife International, Conservation International, IUCN and UNEP WCMC). Accessing IBAT requires a registration.

International Rivers - The State of the World's Rivers

International Rivers - The State of the World's Rivers

www.internationalrivers.org/sites/default/files/worldsrivers

The State of the World's Rivers is an interactive web database that illustrates data on ecological health in the world’s 50 major river basins. Indicators of ecosystem health are grouped into three categories: River Fragmentation, Biodiversity and Water Quality.

LakeCores

LakeCores

www.lakecores.ucl.ac.uk

The meta-database LakeCores is a global inventory of lakes from which sediment cores have been taken. Sampling sites are dipicted in a map and provided with informations regarding lake name, location, principal characteristics of the lakes and the key characteristics of the cores.

LifeWeb

LifeWeb

lifeweb.cbd.int

LifeWeb is an initiative by the the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which endeavours facilitate financing that helps secure livelihoods and address climate change through supporting the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Investments in the projects promoted through the LifeWeb Initiative contribute to sustaining our natural capital, improving livelihoods and help us reach the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Map of Life

Map of Life

www.mol.org

Map of Life is built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data and provides ‘best-possible’ species range information, species lists for any geographic area and their dynamics over time.

Mapping the World’s Biodiversity

Mapping the World’s Biodiversity

www.biodiversitymapping.org

Within this site you will find maps of biodiversity across our world. Global maps include terrestrial vertebrates and marine cone snails and are based on species range maps from the IUCN (mammals, amphibians, and cone snails) and BirdLife International and NatureServe (birds).

NatureServe

NatureServe

www.natureserve.org/conservation-tools/data-maps-tools

NatureServe Explorer provides authoritative conservation information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and habitats of the United States and Canada. This free searchable public database represents 40 years of field work, ecological inventory, and scientific database development by NatureServe.

OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System

OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System

www.iobis.org

OBIS allows users to search marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans. With the evolving OBIS database repository, users can identify biodiversity hotspots and large-scale ecological patterns, analyze dispersions of species over time and space, and plot species' locations with temperature, salinity, and depth.

PREDICTS Project

PREDICTS Project

www.predicts.org.uk

The PREDICTS Project is a collaborative project aiming to use a meta-analytic approach to investigate how local biodiversity typically responds to human pressures. The database has over 2.5 million biodiversity records from over 21,000 sites, covering more than 38,000 species.

Wings Over Wetlands - Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool

Wings Over Wetlands - Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool

wow.wetlands.org/INFORMATIONFLYWAY/CRITICALSITENETWORKTOOL/tabid/1349/language/en-US/Default.aspx

The Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool is an online resource for the conservation of 294 species of waterbirds and the important sites upon which they depend in Africa and Western Eurasia. The tool makes it easy to obtain information on the sites critical for waterbird species by accessing several independent databases and analysing information at the biogeographical population level, so providing a comprehensive basis for management and decision making.