Global Networks

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, global biodiversity and for the well-being of humanity.

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The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA) is an informal network of scientists specialized in freshwater biodiversity.

The FADA database is an information system dedicated to freshwater animal species diversity and distribution. The system provides access to authoritative species lists and global distribution compiled by world experts for the FADA book.  You can Browse or Search the database online.

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Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.

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GEO BON forms a fast expanding global network of biodiversity observation organisations and scientists. GEO BON brings together the diverse, stand-alone observation instruments and systems tracking trends in the world’s genetic resources, species and ecosystems. GEO BON develops and coordinates the development of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EVBs), the tool and method dashboard BON in a Box, engages with the formation of national and topical Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs). GEO BON has a very active and open freshwater biodiversity group which invites everybody active to join.

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The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments. It allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet.

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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to the most pressing environment and development challenges. It is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries.

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

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The vision of Wetlands International is a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide. The mission is to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity.

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WWF's mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth, to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

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