ESRI Conservation Program Resources:

Media & Information Sources

(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)


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)

AFRICA NEWS SERVICE . (Panafrican News Agency B.P. 4056, Dakar, Senegal. Tel: (221) 24-13-95 | Fax: (221) 24-13-90 E-mail:quoiset@sonatel.senet.net ) . As the recipient of three national reporting awards in the last three years, AFRICA NEWS is widely recognized as a pacesetter in specialized journalism, filling a vital information gap for policymakers, educators, journalists, diplomats, scientists, religious groups, development analysts, and business and labor leaders.... see esp: Environment Bulletin "Deforestation, desertification, drought, toxins and in this arena. other hazards. Perhaps more than any other population group in the world, Africa's 650 million people are immediately and directly affected by environmental degradation. And as the second largest continent, occupying 30 million square kilometers and bordering the world's major oceans, Africa and its practices have a long-term effect on the global environment. PANA offers a regular update on environmental developments across the continent. "

EcoNews Africa . (Postal Address: EcoNews Africa, P.O. Box 76406, Nairobi, Kenya. Visitors: 1st Floor, No. 27 Uchumi Road, Off Ole Shapara Avenue, Nairobi South "C". Tel. and Fax: +254-2-604682. E-mail addresses WWW: http://www.web.net/~econews/) . is an NGO initiative that analyses global environment and development issues from an African perspective and reports on local, national, and regional activities that contribute to global solutions.

Electronic Mail&Guardian (eM&G) is the electronic media division of the Mail&Guardian. The company considers the electronic media division to be central to its long-term plans for growth. The Mail & Guardian was the first paper in Africa to be available over the Internet -- in early 1994 -- and despite a modest budget and tiny staff has grown into one of the biggest sites on the continent...Best known for: Nose-thumbing attitude to establishment, uncovering Inkathagate scandal, favourite prison reading of ex-convict Nelson Mandela, banned for a while by PW Botha.

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, e97 . (NICAR, 100 Neff Hall, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri 65211, voice: 573-882-0684 fax: 573-884-5544 email: info@nicar.org) "a program of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. and the Missouri School of Journalism. Founded in 1989, the institute has trained thousands of journalists to analyze electronic databases." Mapping Software workshop and Mapping Summary (from their '95 conference) .

Natural History Book Store . NHBS (Natural History Book Service Ltd) is an independent mailorder bookshop and library supplier based in Totnes, Devon, UK. Founded in 1985 with the aim of providing a unique service to the international environmental community, NHBS has established an unrivalled reputation for efficient and responsive supply of books and book information on environmental subjects, with over 20 employees handling orders from thousands of customers in over 100 countries. Our service is designed to meet the needs of all those who have an interest in environmental issues and problems, from private individuals, scientists and government professionals through to NGOs, educational institutions and government agencies.

Planet Ark Environmental News Service Site . (PH ... +61 2 9319 5288 FX ... +61 2 9319 7199 . Contact: JON DEE, Founder & Managing Director, E-MAIL jondee@planetark.org ) . "This is the home of Reuters Daily World Environment News. Check out our Real Audio welcome messages from Pierce Brosnan and John McEnroe. While you're here, you can also check out our Reuters Environment News Pictures and search our environmental news archive....Planet Ark is now bringing about real environmental change. With no membership base, we do this in a non-political and non-confrontational manner, with over 95% of our funding coming from corporate sponsorship. Our strength lies in the desire of companies and individuals who support and join in our fight to bring about real and positive environmental change. Please join us. "

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (George Landau is the Manager of Information Technology, working in geographic analysis with Atlas*GIS and basic statistical analysis with SPSS)

Zimbabwe Independent Online . (published weekly by Zimind Publishers (Private) Liited, Suites 23 & 24, One Union Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe, PO Box BE 1165, Belvedere, Harare, Phone: 773934-8, Fax: 773941)

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

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