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  • Animal Diversity Web
    Contains species accounts--not necessarily for threatened or endangered species, but if your species is in here, it will be helpful.
  • Center For Biological Diversity
    Useful links to national and international issues, events and news. Also links to an online publication, "Endangered Earth."
  • Encyclopedia of Life
    Information and pictures of all species known to science. If you are looking for inspiration, do a search on "endangered species."
  • NatureServe Explorer
    Information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.
  • World Wildlife Fund





  • IUCN LIst of Threatened Species
    From the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, this database provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on all kinds of species. NOTE: Read the introduction for what is and is NOT included in the database
  • CITES -Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
    An international agreement, administered by the UN, the aim of which "is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival."

    The site maintains a species database, searchable by country, that has distribution, status, photos and references to the literature.
  • Traffic The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network  
    Focus is on illegal trade however the linked publications often have species information. Search for: birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, plants, reptiles and amphibians.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    The environmental voice of the United Nation. Both legal and scientific information.

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