Recommended Links

Category: Flora and fauna

Organization: INBio: National Biodiversity Institute

Languages: Spanish, English

Country/Region: Costa Rica

Summary: Costa Rica's National Biodiversity Institute (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) Web site features a searchable database of Costa Rica's plant and animal species; a directory of Costa Rica's national parks; information on biodiversity prospecting; INBioparque, educational games for children; and includes facts about information management and outreach.

Project: MAB Fauna/Flora

Language: English

Country/Region: Global

Summary: The MAB Fauna/Flora Web site is an inventory of plants and animals living in the world's biosphere reserves and protected areas. Organized by country, each reserve/park has a profile including size in kilometers and miles, year designated, and the number of amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile, and plant species that are present in each area.

Project: EarthTrends

Organization: World Resources Institute

Language: English

Country/Region: Global

Summary: EarthTrends offers a searchable database, data tables, country profiles, and maps of projects related to Coastal, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Climate and Atmosphere, Population and Human Health, Environmental Business and Economics, Energy, Biodiversity and Protected Areas, Agriculture, Forests, Grasslands, Drylands, and Environmental Governance throughout the world.