ESRI Conservation Program Resources:

International Groups, Global Organizations, World Regions (under construction)

(ECP and CTSP members, sites of interest for mapping/GIS, scholarly papers and ESRI Conference Proceedings, and sites with public conservation and GIS data for downloading) (Under Construction, due for completion, compartmentalization and final indexing 11-30-99)


Sites of interest for mapping/GIS

(Legend: CTSP sites are coded "c" plus the year of the grant, (cs=software, cm=mac), ECP grantees are coded "e". Many groups, especially newer grantees, do not yet have their own sites and are colored green. Other new groups may be described or supported by other sites)

REGIONS: Europe

Biodiversity Conservation Information System (BCIS) (John Busby, Programme Manager BCIS c/o WCMC 219 Huntingdon Road Cambridge CB3 0DL United Kingdom Tel. 44 1223 277314 Fax. 44 1223 277136 Email. john.busby@wcmc.org.uk . Alternate Contact: BCIS Chair, IUCN, Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196, Gland, Switzerland) "The Biodiversity Conservation Information System (BCIS) is the largest NGO biodiversity information management initiative in history. BCIS is a consortium of nine Members and Programmes of IUCN-The World Conservation Union. The BCIS mission is to support environmentally sound decision-making and actions affecting the status of biodiversity and landscapes at the local, national, regional, and global levels through cooperative provision of data, information, advice, and related services. BCIS consortium members are committed to providing better data for better decisions. " The BCIS Partners include: -BirdLife International, an alliance of leading bird conservation organisations from 80 countries; -Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a network of 450 of the world's botanical gardens in 91 countries; -Conservation International, working in 23 countries on four continents, - International Species Information System, a network of 500 zoos and aquariums from 54 countries, -IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, - IUCN Environmental Law Programme, - IUCN Species Survival Commission, -IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, -The Nature Conservancy, -TRAFFIC International, -Wetlands International, founded from the integration of the Asian Wetland Bureau (AWB), the International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau (IWRB) and Wetlands for the Americas (WA) -World Conservation Monitoring Centre. . The BCIS Metadatabase : "All members of the BCIS consortium manage data on biodiversity and related topics. Indeed, some manage many hundreds of datasets covering a wide range of issues, disciplines and functions. With such a breadth of data available, it is appropriate to develop criteria for inclusion of metadata records. This is known as a collections policy. The policy for this metadatabase is to include, initially, only the highest level of metadata records, i.e. those which represent datasets at the highest level of aggregation. As an example, the entire bibliographic resource of WCMC is represented by a single record. "

Univ Torino Italy: FORUM: Habitat in Developing Countries (c/o BIBLIOTECA TERRITORIO AMBIENTE Facoltà di Architettura - Politecnico di Torino Viale Mattioli 39, 10125 Torino, Italia Tel.: +39 11 5647469 - Fax.: +39 11 5647499 e-mail: forum@araxp.polito.it ) . "The Forum: habitat in developing countries is an internet resource aimed at providing information to researchers and professionals working for the betterment of the built environment in developing countries, and at facilitating the communication among them. The Forum is a research project of the Library Territorio Ambiente (specialized in planning in developing countries) of the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy in co-operation with the School of Specialization "Technology , Architecture and Town in Developing Countries". See esp their Links.


All text by the respective organizations/authors, January 2, 1997

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