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 Heritage Library

    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.

  • Biodiversity Media Alliance
    This site aims to build bridges between journalists and their sources.

  • Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
    GEO BON integrates masses of biological information with data and forecasts on climate change, pollution and other threats to biodiversity.

  • Biodiversity & REDD+ Platform
    This platform is dedicated to bringing comprehensive reviews and latest updates on REDD+ biodiversity-related issues, and links to technical expertise and resources to build more informed biodiversity-friendly REDD+ policies and implementation across Asia.
  • Carbon, biodiversity & ecosystem services:
    exploring co-benefits
    The site highlighs the potential for actions on reducing emissions from land use change to secure additional important benefits for biodiversity and ecosystem services (co-benefits).
  • CB Nex, the Climate & Biodiversity Nexus
    A platform that connects people and organisations with climate and biodiversity resources, projects and initiatives.
  • Consortium for Coordination of Research Activities concerning the Venice Lagoon System

  • Countdown 2010

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    CBD is a global agreement addressing all aspects of biological diversity: genetic resources, species, and ecosystems.

  • Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) Explorer
    DOPA Explorer is the JRC's web-based interface launched in 2015 which provides a simple way to explore nearly 16 000 of the world's protected areas.
  • Ecotropics - Applied Ecology for tropical resources

  • European Platform for Biodiversity research Strategy

  • European Wildlife Network
    The EWN aims to be a network of professionals involved in wildlife management, wildlife - human interactions, policy/decision making.

  • FAO Biotechnology website
    This website aims at providing high-quality, updated, science-based, neutral information on agricultural biotechnologies to FAO's Members and their institutions.

  • Forests Policy & Practice
    Forests Policy & Practice is a knowledgebase of activities addressing international forests policy and practice, managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services.
  • French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea

  • Freshwater Biodiversity Browser
    The Freshwater Biodiversity Browser is a simple interactive map which allows you to explore the biodiversity of Africa’s freshwaters, based on data collated through IUCN's Pan Africa Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment. Here you can view information about where species are found, how many are found there, and how they have been assessed by the IUCN Red List.

  • Genderinag

    Genderinag is an online portal dedicated to gender and agriculture. This platform is designed to provide a space for practitioners to access resources, tools and information which can help mainstream gender into agricultural development initiatives. is dedicated to raising gender awareness and improving gender mainstreaming to promote improved gender equality and gender equity in development.
  • 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

  • INVALUABLE - project on market-based instruments for biodiversity conservation
    In the project website useful resources dealing with market-based instruments for biodiversity conservation, including all project's scientific articles, reports and policy briefs are available.

  • 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.

  • Land Policy & Practice
    Land Policy & Practice is a knowledgebase of activities addressing international sustainable land policy and practice, managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting 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.
  • provides a platform for practitioners working on ecosystem management and poverty alleviation. Practitioners can connect with people and organizations, share experiences and find tools and resources, gain easy and timely access to experts and benefit from field-based knowledge and insights.
  • 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.

  • Poverty Environment Partnership
    The Poverty Environment Partnership is an informal network of development agencies, which seeks to improve the coordination of work on poverty reduction and the environment within the framework of internationally agreed principles and processes for sustainable development.

  • 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.
  • Speciesbanking is a global information clearinghouse for a segment of biodiversity markets focusing on biodiversity offsetting, compensation and banking
    The TEMATEA Project supports a better and more coherent national implementation of biodiversity-related conventions following a two-track approach:
    The Issue-Based Modules are web-based tools that provide a logical, issue-based framework of commitments and obligations from regional and global biodiversity-related agreements.
    The use of the Issue-Based Modules is further supported at the country level to promote national cooperation and communication across sectors and conventions.

  • TEMATEA Tool on Forest Biodiversity
    A web-based tool to support the conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity, based on the TEMATEA platform. The module aims to facilitate coordination and coherence in the implementation of forest-related obligations and commitments.
  • 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 Millennium Development Goal Database
    The database contains official estimates of over a 100 indicators used to monitor MDGs nationally and internationally. The database is designed to benefit users and producers of MDG indicators on both national and international levels and help understand the different estimates that are available from different sources. Under MDG-7 (environmental sustainability), the database collects estimates related to biodiversity loss, among others.
  • 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.