Belgian portal site for information exchange in the field of biological diversity. This page give you access to all the information found on the websites developed by the main OSTC-funded partners concerned by biodiversity conservation in Belgium
Subject(s): Climate Change and Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Invasive Alien Species; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Polar Biodiversity
The organization believes that the Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally, and economically. Its mission is to conserve the Earth's living heritage – our global biodiversity – and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.
Subject(s): Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Global Taxonomy Initiative; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Cities and Biodiversity; Invasive Alien Species; Health and Biodiversity
International Coral Reef Initiative
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is a partnership among governments, international organizations, and non-government organizations. It strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems by implementing Chapter 17 of Agenda 21, and other relevant international conventions and agreements. The secretariat of the Initiative is currently co-host by the France, assisted by Monaco, and Samoa.
Subject(s): Island Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
International Union for Conservation of Nature
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
Subject(s): Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j); Endangered Species; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Invasive Alien Species; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity; Business and Biodiversity
Micronesia Conservation Trust
The Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) is a regional organization chartered under Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) laws to support biodiversity conservation and related sustainable development for the people of Micronesia.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals
Pacific Regional Environment Programme
SPREP is a regional organisation established by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region to look after its environment. It has grown from a small programme attached to the South Pacific Commission (SPC) in the 1980s into the Pacific region’s major intergovernmental organisation charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources.
Subject(s): Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Cooperation and Partnerships; Inland Waters Biodiversity
Palau Conservation Society
For over a decade, the Palau Conservation Society has been a leader in conservation of Palau’s environment. Dedicated to the protection of biodiversity, our natural resources and to our local communities that use those resources, PCS supports the establishment and management of conservation areas, the development of sustainable resource use policies, and an increase of environmental awareness.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Small Island Developing States Network
The Small Island Developing States Network (SIDSnet) was initiated in 1997 as a follow up to the Barbados Programme of Action, the blueprint for the sustainable development of small islands. In addition to the specific web pages on tourism and small islands SIDnet features, in preparation for the International Year of Ecotourism, a series of successful examples of ecotourism practices in SIDS countries.
Subject(s): Tourism and Biodiversity; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is a coalition of small island and low-lying coastal countries that share similar development challenges and concerns about the environment, especially their vulnerability to the adverse effects of global climate change.
Subject(s): Island Biodiversity; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
The Global Island Partnership
The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) assists islands in addressing one of the world’s greatest challenges — to conserve and sustainably utilize invaluable island natural resources that support people, cultures and livelihoods in their island homes around the world. It is a partnership for all islands, regardless of size or political status, to take bold steps towards greater sustainability. It provides a global platform that enables islands to work together to develop solutions to common problems and to take high-level commitments and actions that address these global challenges.
Global Island Partnership is recognized as…
- a mechanism for advancing the conservation of island biodiversity (Decision ix/21, CBD COP9)
- a best practice partnership by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
- a success factor in preparations for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020; Island Biodiversity
The International Coral Reef Action Network
ICRAN is an innovative and dynamic network of many of the world's leading coral reef science and conservation organisations. ICRAN was established in 2000 with a historic grant from the United Nations Foundation (UNF).
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Inland Waters Biodiversity
The Nature Conservancy – Freshwater Conservation
This leading conservation organization works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
More than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide have been protected since 1950. More than 100 marine conservation projects globally are operated.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
UNEP Island website
This website includes basic UN documents or extracts from documents relevant to islands, educational materials concerning islands, and a directory listing some 2,000 islands and giving their basic geographic, environmental and socio-economic characteristics. Other information or links will be added as appropriate.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Island Biodiversity
WildLife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.
Subject(s): Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Endangered Species; Communication, Education and Public Awareness