international environmental information

Land: Habitat conservation & protected areas

Land conservation and protected area information

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA)

LandScope @ NatureServe

Protected areas @ CBD

Protected Areas Data Portal @ National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) @ USGS

Protected Planet & World Database on Protected Areas

  • From a global persepective, this site is the "most comprehensive"—a great place to start.

World Heritage Center

Terrestrial protected areas @ World Bank data

Protected area institutions and initiatives

Biodiversity and Protected Area Management Programme (BIOPAMA)

Coalition to Protect America's National Parks

George Wright Society

Nature Needs Half

Panorama: Inspiring Protected Area Solutions

World Commission on Protected Areas @ IUCN

Private/nongovernmental land conservation - Information & networks

Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation

Conservation Almanac: Tracking investments in protected lands [US]

European Private Land Conservation Network (ELCN)

International Land Conservation Network

Land Trust Alliance [US]

National Conservation Easement Database [US]

Private Lands Conservation Network @ Wildlands Network

Private Landowner Network

Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship @ WCPA @ IUCN

Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively

Western Landowners Alliance

Private/nongovernmental land conservation - Institutions

> @ Land Trust Alliance [US]

Nature Conservancy (TNC)


Wilderness Information Network Home Page [US]

Wild Wilderness

Climate change & protected areas

Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Areas (CAMPA)