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Biodiversity Links

  1. Factual links

    Some of the websites providing factual information on Biodiversity :

    • 1.1 Reports by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)
    • 1.2 Information on biodiversity for the non-specialist
    • 1.3 Some news and monitoring websites addressing biodiversity
    • 1.4 Some policy-related websites
    • 1.5 Other websites related to biodiversity
  2. Partner links

See also our page containing sites linking to this Digest

 

1. Factual links

1.1 Reports by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)

Besides the "Biodiversity Synthesis" Report (summarized by GreenFacts in this Biodiversity study) the MA has published a series of other relevant reports on its website: www.millenniumassessment.org 

See table of contents of MA reports

1.2 Information on biodiversity for the non-specialist
1.3 Some news and monitoring websites addressing biodiversity
  • Ecosystems News Articles of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD):
    www.wbcsd.org 
  • The Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) proposes recent facts and figures on biodiversity at:
    www.scidev.net/ms/biofacts/ 
  • TEMS (Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites) is an international directory of sites and networks that carry out long-term terrestrial monitoring and research activities. It is managed by the GTOS (Global Terrestrial Observing System):
    www.fao.org/gtos/tems/ 
1.4 Some policy-related websites
1.5 Other websites related to biodiversity
 

2. Partner links

Organisations who contributed to the preparation of this GreenFacts Digest on biodiversity and to the preparation of a printed foldout of the Level 1 summary:

IUCN - The World Conservation Union The World Conservation Union (IUCN) brings together some 10 000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership to protect biodiversity and work for the sustainable use of natural resources. Within this framework, the IUCN Regional Office for Europe in Brussels has the mission to foster and fortify a European network of excellence in environmental research, policy and best practice.
www.iucn.org 
WCMC The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre is the biodiversity assessment and policy support arm of the United Nations Environment Programme, the world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organization. For over twenty-five years the Centre has been undertaking scientific research and providing practical policy advice to help decision makers recognise the value of biodiversity and apply this knowledge to all that they do.
www.unep-wcmc.org 
Countdown 2010 Countdown 2010 collaborates closely with countries, regions, and civil society to help governments reduce biodiversity loss by 2010. At the World Summit for Sustainable Development and other occasions, world leaders committed to achieve this 2010 biodiversity target and thus to meet the challenges outlined in this report. www.countdown2010.net 

Watch also the entertaining and instructive flash movie The BioDaVersity Code  and find out about the secret of biodiversity and the web of life.

Web pages of GreenFacts' partners providing information relevant to biodiversity:

Development Gateway The Development Gateway provides access to information on "Wildlife and Biodiversity" at:
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/environment 
Euractiv Euractiv provides information on EU policy priorities in terms of biodiversity at:
www.euractiv.com 
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) provides multilingual information on "Biodiversity" at:
www.sdc.admin.ch 
World Business Council for Sustainable Development The World Business Council for Sustainable Development provides information on ecosystems and biodiversity at:
www.wbcsd.org 

See also information on GreenFacts' partners and benefits to partners.


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