A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



Aquatic (freshwater & marine) taxa

     · See Aquatic taxa page. While aquatic life is most decidedly not a taxonomic ranking, from a conservation  

       perspective there are some practical advantages to focusing on aquatic life as a distinct grouping.


GISAID Initiative

Global Virome Project

International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)


Microbial Life Educational Resources

     · My first go-to site for taxonomic information on microorganisms.


Fungi @ Guardian

Fungi Foundation

Algae & lichens

Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria

Lichens @ USFS

Macroalga Herbarium Portal


    See Plants page


    See Invertebrates page

Chordata (vertebrates)

    · Also see Aquatic life & fisheries

     Amphibia & reptilia

     Orianne Society

          · “...dedicated to the conservation of reptiles, amphibians and the ecosystems they inhabit”

     Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)


     Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

      Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project  


     Advocates for Snake Protection (ASP)

     Chelonian Research Foundation

     Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme

     Inter-American Convention for the Conservation of Turtles

     New York Turtle & Tortoise Society

     Palmarito Sea Turtle Rescue  

     Sea Turtle Conservancy

     Turtle Conservancy

     Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)


         See Birds and Migratory birds  


         See Mammals


Main taxonomic listing

This page highlights an eclectic selection of taxa, most of which have played a prominent role in

     conservation efforts.

As such, it constitutes an infinitesimal sampling of the planet's biodiversity.

If you are starting a search for taxa-specific information, you are more likely to find what you

     want at the Life & taxa hub page.