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Forest and Paper Association
American Forest and Paper Association's Web site features sections
on forestry, paper, wood products, recycling, and more.
American Museum of Natural History
Includes an overview of the diversity of earth's habitats, a discussion
of endangered species, a time line of mass extinctions, and a look
at environmental conservation. Maintained by the American Museum
of Natural History.
ARABIAN WILDLIFE [ONLINE]
Online issues of the conservation-oriented publication 'Arabian
Wildlife,' dealing with ecological issues concerning plants and
animals of the Middle East.
Biodiversity and Conservation
Online text discussing the origins of and threats to biodiversity.
Includes information on global biodiversity patterns. Written by
Peter J. Bryant, with the School of Biological Sciences, University
of California at Irvine.
Biodiversity and WORLDMAP
Discusses the various methods scientists use to measure the diversity
of plants and animals within a specific area. Maintained by the
biogeography and conservation lab at London's Natural History Museum.
Biomes: Table of Contents
Images and descriptions of the world's major biomes. Developed for
educational use as part of the Virtual Geography Department Project,
at Radford University in Radford, Vermont. Includes a glossary of
Country Analysis Briefs
Detailed background information on the energy industry of each country,
continent, and major geographical region of the world, with maps,
graphs, statistics, and hyperlinks to related resources. Provided
by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Named for researcher Dian Fossey, this fund promotes protection
of the mountain gorillas of central-east Africa. Its Web site has
natural history information, pictures, audio/video, conservation
news, and profiles of gorillas studied by the organization.
earthday.org Make EVERY Day Earth Day!
The official Earth Day Web site provides information on the history
of Earth Day as well as on current celebrations. Well-organized
links offer a gateway to environmental resources on the Web.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian Zoology
Zoology-related fact sheets, photo exhibits, bibliographies, and
links to additional Web resources. Includes sections on insects,
marine animals, birds, several groups of mammals, and endangered
species. Maintained by the Smithsonian Institution.
EnviroLink Home Page
Links to materials on an extremely diverse number of environmental
topics and to an online environmental magazine.
On this Web site from the College of Natural Resources at Virginia
Tech K-12 students can learn about the basics of forestry equipment,
how a tree grows, how to identify and measure trees, and the forest
community. Includes interactive exercises.
Global land environments during the last 130,000 years
Maps of the changing distribution of vegetation across the world
over the past 18,000 years, including a look at how world vegetation
might have been distributed if human-based land development had
not occurred. From biologist Jonathan Adams.
Fact sheet for the gorilla, covering physical features, range, environmental
status, habitat, diet in wild and at zoo, reproduction, life span,
behavior, and more. Provided by Smithsonian National Zoo affiliate
Friends of the National Zoo.
Comprehensive resource on the biology of the gorilla. Maintained
by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens, this Web site offers pages on classification,
habitat, physical features, behavior, diet, longevity, reproduction,
and environmental status and a bibliography.
JGI Welcome to the Jane Goodall Institute Website
Offers information about Jane Goodall (including her curriculum
vitae) and the nonprofit institute named for her. Includes sections
on the natural history of chimpanzees and Goodall's 40 years of
chimp research at Gombe National Park in Tanzania.
Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies
/ Area Handbook Series / Peru
Scholarly handbook, part of the Area Handbook/Country Studies series
of the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. Provides
information (as of 1992) about the history, culture, economy, and
sociopolitical structure of Peru.
Living On Earth: NPR's Environmental News Show
Companion Web site to NPR's environmental news show offers a program
schedule, weekly highlights and features (in text and RealAudio
formats, with links to related Web resources), searchable transcript
archives, and more.
National Wildlife Federation's Homepage
Includes online wildlife publications, infomation on environmental
issues, such as preservation of wetlands and protection of endangered
species, as well as on government involvement with these issues.
Includes child- or family-oriented material.
Olympic National Park
Provided by the National Park Service, this Web site gives extensive
information, including detailed visitor information, about Olympic
National Park. Online tours and information centers are available
or will be soon. Illustrated, educational.
Primate Info Net
Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center provides information
on primate biology, behavior, and research. Images and sound files
Rain Forest Materials
Includes links to information on rain forest history and conservation
and a general list of Web sites.
Rainforest Action Network
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization working to protect
rain forests and support the rights of their inhabitants, provides
action alerts, press releases, World Rainforest Reports, information
on campaigns, and links to related organizations.
Educational resource on tropical forests as ecosystems, maintained
by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens. Includes facts and figures, recommended
reading for young people, a glossary of terms, and more.
Virtual Trip to Brazil
A map-based guide to the country, its provinces, and its cities.
Well illustrated and linked to many other sites about Brazil. Created
and maintained by computer consultant and teacher Walter Morales.
Welcome to Puerto Rico!
A useful site with links to information about government, geography,
history, and tourism in Puerto Rico. Subsites reveal some flaws
in the English language descriptions and narratives.
Wild World @ nationalgeographic.com
Wild World clickable maps show the Earth in terms of ecological
boundaries, delineating terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecoregions.
Materials provided via a partnership between National Geographic
Society, World Wildlife Fund, and Ford Motor Co.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Centre provides data and other information on threatened plant and
animal species, natural habitats, marine and coastal ecosystems,
protected areas, and wildlife utilization worldwide.
World Wildlife Fund: Welcome to WWF
Web directory of the World Wildlife Fund, the world's largest conservation
organization, active in some 100 countries. Click on any country
on the map or on the list to be linked to the Web site of its national
WWF organization or program office.