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Useful Links

This section aims to provide users with a selection of links/websites on biodiversity. Two types of resources are provided.
1) Links to third party sites which provide extensive biodiversity related websites
    and/or
2) A selection of individual downloadable material

Arkive – Images of Life on Earth

A site to raise awareness on biodiversity through photo and video media. Numerous images of species are available from this site. The site offers an interesting search mechanism by which one can find pictures of species and information based on common or scientific names of species.

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See the Bigger Picture

A site about The Green Wave – an international project aimed at children and youth to raise biodiversity awareness – along with biodiversity facts, information, and photos.

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European Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism

A range of resources related to European biodiversity initiatives and policies. The site also provides resources related to the convention on biological diversity and access to other European policies and publications on biodiversity

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Encyclopedia of Life

An online encyclopaedia of the world’s organisms, combining both scientific and user-submitted content. The Encyclopaedia of Life intends to become the world’s most complete resource on biodiversity by providing datasheets on all known species on Earth. A must see resource.

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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Provides a range of resources on biodiversity. It provides information’s on various groups of species in general but also data recorded on species in a particular country. A good source to compare resources between countries.

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E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

The foundation aims to preserve biodiversity through education and working with businesses. The website features a number of programs for science, education, and business, as well as a few essays and videos on biodiversity.

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ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

A source of information about biodiversity in the ASEAN region, including species and protected areas databases, and various downloadable publications.

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Biodiversity Economics

A site with many academic resources on the economic aspects of environmental issues, especially biodiversity. It also helps facilitate the networking for biodiversity economics by providing an events calendar and a database of practitioners.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

This 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.

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Globio

A tool to help policy and decision makers assess the environmental drivers of biodiversity loss, and what effect policy options would have on the future of biodiversity: “The aim of GLOBIO is to support international, regional and national decision makers with their strategic policies relating to biodiversity.”

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