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View Resource Bamboo Biodiversity

From the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), this downloadable Report examines bamboo biodiversity in Africa, Madagascar, and the Americas. The 2004 Biodiversity Report, authored by Nadia Bystriakova, Valerie Kapos, and Igor Lysenko, "represents the first step towards planning and implementing conservation and sustainable management of bamboos...

View Resource Biodiversity Action Reporting System

The Biodiversity Action Reporting System is "a web-based system that supports the planning, monitoring, and reporting requirements of national and local Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs)". BAPs are used to plan the protection and sustainability of biodiversity in the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. The website has a members-only section, but it also contains a very extensive...

View Resource What is Biodiversity? Readings

From Foothill College and the Using a Web-Based GIS to Teach Problem-Based Science in High School and College project, this document discusses biodiversity. Students will learn about species, ecosystem, and genetic diversity. Links to related journal articles and internet resources are also included. The document is available in Microsoft Word format at:...

View Resource What is Biodiversity? Activity

From Foothill College and the Using a Web-Based GIS to Teach Problem-Based Science in High School and College project, this document contains a lesson plan on biodiversity for grades 6-12. Students will learn the definition of biodiversity, discuss facts and issues related to California biodiversity, and list reasons why biodiversity is important. The document is available in Microsoft Word...

View Resource Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Several international agreements, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlight the need for open, shared access to global biodiversity data. To that end, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has been established to facilitate "the compilation, linking, standardization, digitization and global dissemination of the world's biodiversity data." The GBIF homepage provides...

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