Biodiversity Conservation Information System
BCIS A consortium of ten international conservation organisations and programs of IUCN-The World Conservation Union.
BCIS Members collectively represent the single greatest global source of biodiversity conservation information in the world.
BCIS is a framework within which the Members' networks work together toward a common goal: to support environmentally sound decision-making and action by facilitating access to biodiversity data and information.
Biodiversity Hot SpotsThe hotspots strategy focuses human and financial resources on diverse and irreplaceable regions that are most likely to disappear without immediate conservation action. Identifying biodiversity hotspots requires knowledge of where unique species are concentrated and which areas are facing the greatest risk of biodiversity loss. Setting targets for avoiding species extinctions relies on scientific evaluations of the threatened status of species. Similarly, determining which areas should be protected requires an assessment of remaining habitat and trends in habitat loss. In short, science underpins hotspots conservation.
Biodiversity New ZealandProvides information about Aotearoa New Zealand's native biodiversity, what is being done to help conserve and manage it, and who is involved. The information and work programmes covered in this site are part of New Zealand's long-term commitment to conserve its natural heritage under the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy.
Convention on Biological DiversityThe objectives of this Convention, to be pursued in accordance with its relevant provisions, are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding.