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  • 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.
  • GEO Outlook 4
    Lots of information, organized by issue. Start with the "Fact Sheets" for the region you are interested in.
  • 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.

    To search by country, select "Other Search Options" then "Location" for a list of endangered speices by region.
  • 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.
  • World Resources Institute
    Issue focused, but international in coverage. Topical areas include: Climate, Energy & Transport, Governance & Access. Markets & Enterprise and People & Ecosystems.
  • World Wildlife Fund Who We Are: Worldwide Offices
    Countries where WWF maintains offices are listed on the side. Some countries will clearly label environmental issues or problems. For the rest try a general search under country name and "environment" or "pollution" or even just a country name and see what comes up. If the site is not in English, look for a tab (flag, or something labelled "English").

    You can also just search in the main WWF page,

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