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Principles of Conservation Biology ESPM C103 / IB C156: Books, Reports, & Websites

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Find Reports and Information from Government, IGOs, NGOs, and Think Tanks

Government Information

Other librarians at UCB have created these helpful Guides to Finding Government Information.


Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Information 

Custom Google Search: Use the following search box to search across hundreds of IGO websites



Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Information

Custom Google Search: Use the following search box to search across hundreds of NGO sites. Sites were chosen based on their consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and also collated from curated lists.


Search Think Tanks and Research Centers

Link to a Google Custom Search of more than 1200 think tanks and research centers.

Government Reports (U.S.)

Selected sources for government reports:

Web Resources

Selected Websites for Conservation Biology: 

  • AmphibiaWeb: inspired by worldwide amphibian declines, clearinghouse about amphibian conservation and biology. Part of the Digital Library Project at UC Berkeley. 
  • Animal Info: extensive accounts of present and historical conservation status of rare and endangered mammal species. 
  • CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, contains Convention text, official documents, species lists and member countries.
  • Conservation Commons: feature is a search engine for the websites of Conservation Common’s partner organizations; good way to locate and access conservation-related publications from a wide range of organizations.
  • Conservation Databases: UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre; includes species, protected areas, national bioversity profiles.
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program: search for coral datasets and publications from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Endangered Species Bulletin: US Fish and Wildlife Service, provides updates on endangered species news. Current and archived issues available in PDF format.
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: see the list of online publications, workshop series, research publication series.
  • IUCN Red List: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources maintains the Red List, which summarizes the conservation status of threatened and endangered species worldwide. 
  • NatureServe Explorer: information 65,000+ plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, coverage for rare and endangered species.
  • NOAA Habitat Conservation: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site on protection and restoration efforts for coastal, marine, and riverine habitats.
  • ReefBase: features a global coral reef database of 25,000+ coral reef – related publications, and an interactive mapping tool.
  • Special Status Species: CERES (California Environmental Resources Evaluation System) portal to state and federal government information about special status species. 
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program: Endangered Species Act species information, laws and polices, and procedural information. 

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