|United Nations Environment Programme. World Conservation Monitoring Center. See species information-databases.|
|Encyclopedia of Life portal. "Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world."|
|Global Invasive Species Programme is an international partnership dedicated to tackling the global threat of invasive species.|
|Linnean Society of London As it moves into its third century the Society continues to play a central role in the documentation of the world’s flora and fauna – as Linnaeus himself did – recognising the continuing importance of such work to biodiversity conservation.|
|International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) is species identification based on digital characters-a DNA barcode library of life. This system will massively improve our capacity to monitor, know and manage biodiversity. An alliance of researchers and biodiversity organizations in 21 nations.|
|Conservation International. Comprehensive information on 25 of the world's biologically richest and most threatened ecosystems.|
|BioNET is an international not-for-profit initiative dedicated to promoting taxonomy, especially in the biodiversity rich but economically poorer countries of the world. Works via local partnerships (LOOPs).|
|Species 2000 project's goal is to create a validated checklist of all the world's species (plants, animals, fungi and microbes). This is being achieved by bringing together an array of global species databases covering each of the major groups of organisms.|
|Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) wiki system. This website is used as an on-line collaboration area for TDWG subgroups.|
|National Biodiversity Network, UK works with local records centres and National schemes and societies to help their recorders improve standards and to assist them with sharing data.|
|Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Links to data.|
|USDA's Plants Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.|
|Information Center for the Environment (ICE), in cooperation with the US Man and the Biosphere program, the Man and the Biosphere program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the National Biological Information Infrastructure, the U.S. National Park Service, and the Biological Resources Discipline of the U.S.G.S., has produced databases containing documented, taxonomically standardized species inventories of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas.|
|Wildflower Center's Native Plant Information Gallery -search for native plant info by plant traits or names, browse through their collection of 23,600 native plant images, or ask the resident horticulturalist a question.|
|World Atlas of Biodiversity. From Seagrass diversity to threatened bird density. United Nations Environmental Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Center-2002.|
|Ecological Archives publishes materials that are supplemental to articles and papers that appear in the ESA print journals- Ecology, Ecological Applications, and Ecological Monographs.|
|There are over 1000 species of bamboo.|
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