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CABI is a not-for-profit, intergovernmental organisation specialising in agricultural and environmental research, publishing and communication. With over 40 different member countries, its scientific projects include finding ways to lower production costs while using ecological practices. CABI studies environmental impacts of invasive species and pests, and searches for natural ways of controlling them. CABI also finds solutions to agricultural problems caused by climate change, provides microbial services and advises on trade policy.
This website hosts the Earth Journalism Network, which aims to help journalists from developing countries to report on environmental issues more effectively. The network was developed by the Internews Network and Internews Europe and it organises the Earth Journalism Awards programme.
It also establishes links among environmental journalists, offering capacity building through workshops, training materials, support for production and distribution, and small grants. The website provides information about the Network's activities and partners, fellowship programmes, and useful tools and resources. These include a toolkit and online courses with tips on how to report on popular environmental issues, and studies of environmental journalism.
Earth Trends is a free online information service produced by the World Resources Institute in Washington DC, and is based on their annual World Resources Report. It is packed full of easily accessible information including hundreds of maps, country profiles, data tables and feature articles analysing all major current environmental trends - including biodiversity and protected areas. Earth Trends is based on existing data sources including those of the UN Environment Programme, the UN Development Programme and the World Conservation Union.
The GBIF is an intergovernmental organisation committed to making information on the world’s biodiversity freely available on the Internet. It hosts an online data portal providing free access to scientific records on plants, animals and microbes, including 12 million records on biological specimens. The data are provided by natural history museums, botanic gardens and herbaria as well as conservation organisations.
The Guardian Environment website publishes news and commentary on environmental issues such as climate change, energy, ethical living, food and recycling.
It also provides blogs, job listings and multimedia, including audio and video podcasts. Users can comment and are encouraged to join discussions.
The website also aggregates relevant news from members of the Guardian Environment Network, which brings together the world's best environment websites including SciDev.Net, China Dialogue, Real Science and the World Resources Institute.
Mongabay.com is an environmental science and conservation news site, founded in 1999 and run by environmental journalist Rhett A. Butler. Its content focuses on tropical forests, including in-depth information and facts and figures on deforestation and forest degradation. Progress on proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is regularly reported and analysed.
Mongabay.com is published in several languages, including English, Chinese and Spanish. A 'kids version' is also available to help educate children about rainforests.
The Peat-Portal housed by the Global Environment Centre (GEC) is an online information portal on peatland management. The site is dedicated to exchange of information, identification of problematic areas in management, sharing of ideas, and enhancing global awareness of pertinent issues in peatland management. News and current issues on this topic are published in the newsletter, PeatMatters.
This initiative, run by the non-profit organisation CABI (the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International), aims to improve food security by reducing crop losses. It helps smallholder farmers by gathering and disseminating information about plant health via plant clinics and a knowledge bank. The knowledge bank is hosted on CABI's website, and contains key plant health information from across the world, including a diagnostic tool and factsheet library. A map is available to view pest and crop distribution data alongside other information, including climate data. The website also enables access to publications, and includes a media centre providing press releases, news, and multimedia.
This website provides information on the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands of International Importance, an intergovernmental treaty that provides guidance for member countries' efforts to maintain the ecological character of wetlands and plan for their sustainable use. The website provides an overview of the convention and access to official documents including technical and management guidelines. It also makes available related publications such as handbooks, conference proceedings and reports, as well as news, activities, photographs and a list of useful contacts.
This online publication, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), provides information on a wide range of issues related to agriculture including livestock disease, gender, climate change, biodiversity and finance. The website publishes podcasts on various development issues including insurance for seeds and how to share agricultural information in communities. It also provides news, opinions, research, links to online books as well as country profiles and events.