Web resources


  • The A-Z of Areas of Biodiversity Importance
    The A to Z is an online resource to provide clear, concise and relevant information on over 30 important areas for biodiversity conservation ranging from World Heritage Sites to Key Biodiversity Areas.
    The website of the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas

  • Arctic Biodiversity Portal
    This portal is powered by the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP), an international network of scientists, government agencies, Indigenous organizations and conservation groups working together to harmonize and integrate efforts to monitor the Arctic's living resources.
  • Biocultural heritage
    Biocultural heritage includes a wealth of biological resources – from genetic to landscape level – and long standing traditions and practices for their sustainable use and adaptive management. It also describes the bundle of rights that support indigenous peoples and local communities – Traditional Resource Rights.
  • Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

    A global initiative to promote and coordinate development and delivery of biodiversity indicators in support of the CBD, Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA), IPBES, national and regional governments and a range of other sectors.

  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility
    The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) was established by governments in 2001 to encourage free and open access to biodiversity data, via the Internet. Through a global network of 57 countries and 47 organizations, GBIF promotes and facilitates the mobilization, access, discovery and use of information about the occurrence of organisms over time and across the planet.
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

  • IPBES - Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
    IPBES is an interface between the scientific community and policy makers that aims to build capacity for and strengthen the use of science in policy making. It is an IPCC-like assessment body for biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (MarBEF) EU Network of Excellence

  • Mereconomics
    A blog of the Management and Economics of Resources and the Environment (MERE) research group of the Department of Environmental and Business Economics at the University of Southern Denmark, focused on environmental and resource economics issues

  • Migratory Wildlife Network
    The Migratory Wildlife Network are a focused group of conservation professionals dedicated to supporting  conservation NGOs, wildlife scientists and wildlife policy experts who seek to coordinate and progress migratory wildlife conservation.
  • National Biodiversity Network, UK
    The NBN Gateway currently holds over 45 million species records and provides an easy point of access to a very large amount of species data for the UK.
  • Natural Capital Initiative - Linking Environment and Policy
    The NCI is a partnership of the Society of Biology, the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, and the British Ecological Society, and aims to promote the Assessment's 'ecosystem approach' as a guiding framework for the management of our natural resources.
  • Pacific Invasives Learning Network
    PILN is a network of national and local agencies working on invasive species in 13 Pacific Island countries and territories. The agencies from different government departments, the private sector and non-governmental organisations form teams to coordinate invasive species planning and to undertake field work.

  • REDD+ and Agriculture Web Resource
    This resource, by The Prince of Wales Charity International Sustainability Unit (ISU), is intended to be an accessible and informative guide to resources, publications, initiatives and organisations currently seeking to understand and address the links between deforestation, REDD+ and Agriculture. The resource is searchable by document type, commodity, region and keyword.

  • REDD+ Database
    The REDD+ Online Database provides National REDD+ System Reviews, REDD+ Project Profiles, a REDD+ Project Matrix and International REDD+ Event Briefs. The Project Profiles are constructed from material provided by the proponents, and key elements are presented in the REDD+ Project Matrix for easy look up and comparison.
  • Result Based Payment Network
    Result based payment (RBP) schemes are increasingly being used as a means of increasing the environmental services from agriculture, such as promoting biodiversity, enhancing landscape amenities and improving water quality. In Europe, the number of such schemes has been steadily growing in recent years. Accordingly, a diverse range of different payment models have now been tested and implemented across the continent. There is significant potential to improve the environmental effectiveness and efficiency of the agri-environmental schemes by employing RBPS, but the knowledge of how to optimise the design of such schemes optimally is missing in some instances.
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)
    TEEB is a major international initiative to draw attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and to draw together expertise from the fields of science, economics and policy to enable practical actions moving forward.
  • The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
    This website offers a single one-stop-access point to plant genetic resources information by listing meeting documents, publications, projects, news, videos, funding information and technical support tools for national focal points, policy makers and other stakeholders involved in the national implementation of the Treaty.
  • Terralingua web portal: Biocultural Diversity Conservation: a Community of Practice
    Terralingua is an NGO that works internationally to sustain the biocultural diversity of life.

  • UNECE Statistical Database
    The database contains official estimates of the indicators monitoring the SDGs as well as the MDGs nationally and internationally.
  • Valuing nature network
    Interdisciplinary network for valuing biodiversity, ecosystem services and natural resource use, sponsored by NERC under the LWEC programme.

  • Whakatane Mechanism
    The aim of the Whakatane Mechanism is to assess the situation in different protected areas around the world and, where people are negatively affected, to propose solutions and implement them. It also celebrates and supports successful partnerships between peoples and protected areas.