European Community Clearing-House Mechanism
This web-based portal was developed since 1999 and its actual implementation took place in 2001. It contains a wide range of European and global links relevant for biodiversity and environmental management. It provides links to the Convention on Biodiversity, the relevant organs of the EU organisation in Brussels, the European Environment Agency EEA, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility GBIF and many other relevant organisations, projects and programmes. Information is presented on biodiversity conventions, projects and programmes, and on opportunities for funding for biodiversity related projects. The site contains a well-updated news section and a section on meetings and events. A specific element of the site is devoted to technical biodiversity issues: data profiles, monitoring and indicators, directories and reference services, red lists, alien species and selected species groups.
Source: EC CHM website