Botanical Web Portal

Nature Conservation: International Institutions
The World Conservation Union - IUCN. (English)
Convention on Biological Diversity - Official website of the Rio Convention. At «Biodiversity Search» and «Related Websites» one can find efficient, highly specialized search engines. (English, French, Spanish)
World Wildlife Fund - International organization with national sections: Germany, Austria, Switzerland. (English, various)
CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endagered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. (English, French, Spanish)
Greenpeace - (English)

Nature Conservation: National Institutions
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Germany) - Link collection including German federal environmental ministries. Clearly structured. (German)
NafaWeb (Germany) - Specialist nature conservation information on the world-wide web. Working aids for nature and landscape conservation. Big project involving several ministries. Full text versions of numerous reports, leaflets, lists, etc. Literature database nature conservation. Full text search. Glossary. (German)
Nature and Landscape - Swiss Federal Agency for the Environement, Forests and Landscape. Website of the department «nature and landscape». Unfinished, with lots of bits and pieces. Tiring when searching for information. (English, French, German, Italian)
Pro Natura - Swiss nature conservation organization with 100,000 members. Documentation of own activities. Hardly any biological information. Some topics: forest, national park(s) and reserves, bear, lynx, wolf. (English, French, German, Italian)
Swiss Commission for the Conservation of Wild Plants - Carefully edited, text-based website on botanical species conservation in Switzerland (with well embedded links). Own data: «species conservation projects», «Europe-wide endangered plant species in Switzerland», «seeds for ecological compensation areas», «ex situ cultivation». (English, French, German, Italian)

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