Sites Database, contains information on wetlands
designated as internationally important under the Convention
on Wetlands (Ramsar,
1971). These wetlands are commonly known as Ramsar sites.
International manages and develops the Ramsar
Database under contract to the Ramsar Bureau.
is an information system with key data on the biology of all fishes
- at least, this is the goal. Similar to an encyclopedia, FishBase
contains different things for different people. Click here to
aims to provide access to data and information on coral reefs
and associated shallow tropical habitats. By doing so, we hope
to facilitate better understanding of the relationship between
human activities and the status and dynamics of these environments.
operates a dynamic Common Access System on the Internet through
which users can locate a species by name across an array of on-line
taxonomic databases. The goal of Species 2000 is to provide a
uniform and validated quality index of names of all known species
for use as a practical tool.
will be a comprehensive information system on fish larvae that
are relevant in the field of finfish aquaculture, combining traditional
sources such as primary and "grey" literature. In addition, unofficial
data from various sources as Internet and from practicing aquaculturists,
even in developing countries, will be regarded.
and the Biosphere Species Databases: Vertebrate Animals
Reported from Biosphere Reserves and other of the World's Protected
Areas. (data are being served by the Information Center for the
Environment at U.C. Davis.)
provides an interface to 24 collection databases and allows to
search for occurrence records of neotropical fish.
- a single coordinating initiative to make the best use of data
and information on S&T in Malaysia. MASTICLink provides access
to science and technology management information covering: National
Science and Technology Minimum DataSet (NMDS); Science and Technology
Management (STM) Malaysian Technology Bank (MTB); Intensification
of Research in Priority Area (IRPA); Computer Aided Design - Computer
Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM); Remote Sensing Inventory (RSI).
Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) foundation
focuses on documenting and disseminating information on plant
resources in SEA. It has established online searchable databases
Information Center (BIC) of the Philippines National
Museum, has established a new web site where it provides information
on rare and endangered species of plants of the Philippines, Philippine
type register, bibliography of recent botanical publications,
news on plant exploration and plant conservation, linkage to other
herbaria, botanic gardens, etc. BIC plans to set up a web-based
database of plant species found in the Philippines, description
of noteworthy endemic plants, including images.
is an interactive system for sharing information and knowledge
about participatory natural resource management (NRM) in the Lower
Mekong Basin. In addition to over 2,000 documents (full-text and
abstract) in the Library, MekongInfo provides: a Contacts database
of individuals, projects and organizations, news and Announcements
of events, relevant Web Links, a Gallery of useful resource materials,
a Forum for online discussions, and a free Web hosting service.
database is maintained for the purpose of assisting
the international community and individual nations in making sound
decisions related to resource management and environmental planning,
and where applicable providing data for scientific studies.
Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) maintains
on the IUCN-IAB world most endangered bryophytes,
mosses of East Asia and SE Asia. The RMBR website aims at becoming
a regional information center on research institutions, museums,
zoos and botanical gardens, as well as a source for updated bibliography
on biodiversity relevant to SE Asiatic biota.
(International Species Information System) is a computer-based
information system for wild animal species held in captivity.
The ISIS central database hold information on 1.44 million zoological
animals of nearly 8,000 species held in 576 institutions in 54
countries. ISIS' Animal Records Keeping System (ARKS) in used
for institutional animal records by 573 of ISIS' 576 members.
ISIS offers services of immediate use to zoological institutions,
and is building an accessible archive of the data needed for the
is a dynamic relational database-driven interactive web site.
The purpose of CephBase is to provide life history, distribution,
images, catch and taxonomic data on all living species of cephalopods
(octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus).
Museum of Natural History maintains databases on
invertebrates and vertebrates.
Data Book for Asian birds offers download information
about particular threatened species.
Field Museum features interactive databases on birds,
(mushrooms and related fungi) and ferns
and high resolution scans of type specimens of the genus
is the largest museum complex in the world. If the holdings of
its various Archives and Libraries are included, there are more
than 240 million objects in its collections. Of this number approximately
150 million are in the Museum collections. The On-Line
Collections site is the portal through which these
collections may be accessed.
(for vascular plants) and MABFauna
(for vertebrate animals) databases contain records from over 740
protected areas in 103 countries. The MABFlora and MABFauna databases
are continually updated as additional data are received. The databases
have beed developed and are maintained by the Information
Center for the Environment, in association with the
Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programs of UNESCO and the United
Biodiversity Information Network (REMIB) A computerized
biological information system based on a decentralized inter-institutional
academic organization formed by research centers and universities,
both public and private, that possess both scientific biological
collections and information banks.
and Biological Collections Web Server is devoted
to information of interest to systematists and other biologists
of the organismic kind. The web contains information about specimens
in biological collections, taxonomic authority files, directories
of biologists, reports by various standards bodies (IOPI, ASC,
SA2000, etc), an archive of the Taxacom, MUSE-L and CICHLID-L
listservs), access to on-line journals (including Flora On-line)
and information about MUSE and Delta.
offers ready access to taxonomic information for every recognized
species of amphibian in the world. Species descriptions, life
history information, conservation status, literature references,
photos and range maps are available for many species and are being
added to regularly by specialists and volunteers from around the
Plant Database Includes over 3000 entries giving
an exhaustive nomenclatural synopsis of all carnivorous plants.
Hostplants Database Offers a central facility to
pool and permanently record rearing data of all Lepidoptera groups
from anywhere in the world, providing a reference facility available
worldwide through the Web.
EMBL Reptile Database is intended to provide information
on the classification of all living reptiles by listing all species
and their pertinent higher taxa. The database therefore covers
all living snakes, lizards, amphisbaenians and crocodiles.
Information System An information system designed
to deal with a wide range of data about plants: taxonomy and nomenclature,
geographic distribution (incl. distribution maps generated automatically),
herbarium and living collections, detailed information about plants
collected in the wild, bibliographic data, plant images, etc
Plant Names Index (IPNI) A database of the names
and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants.
Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary
sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names.
Species of the World (MSW) contains the names
of the 4,629 currently recognized species of mammals, in a
taxonomic hierarchy that includes Order, Family, Subfamily,
includes, at present, mainly information on the names, taxonomy
and distribution of seaweeds belonging to the Cyanophycota, Rhodophycota,
Phaeophycota and Chlorophycota; some information on seagrasses
Biodiversity offers a comprehensive search tool named
China Species Information System which lets
you search by Chinese Name, English Name, Latin Name. you can
also search by taxon and endangered category. It also provides
an Expert Search and a Nature Reserve Search Tool.
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