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




Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila @ UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Agave Research & Extension @ UC Davis

Agave restoration @ Bat Conservation International

Bat Friendly

Califoria Agave Council

Intro to mezcal @ National Geographic

     · Requires translation

Tequila and Mezcal - Statistics & Facts @ Statista

Taquila Interchange Project

Traditional Agave Spirits Advisors (TRAAS)


Amaranth Institute

Bamboo & rattan

International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)

     · To develop and promote innovative solutions to poverty and environmental sustainability using bamboo and rattan


Banana Biotechnology @ Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy @ Queensland Univerisity of Technology

Global Alliance against T4

Panama disease @ Wikipedia


Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria

     · “...gateway to plant biodiversity data for mosses, liverworts, and hornworts”


Cocoa and Forests Initiative


Sustainable Cannabis Coalition


Grounds for Change

Initiative for Coffee & Climate (C&C)

Sustainability @ Daily Coffee News


American Conifer Society

Giant Sequoia Work Group

Funghi & mushrooms

Mycology Collections Data Portal


Mangrove @

Mangrove @ Wikipedia

What is a mangrove? @ Florida DEP

What is a mangrove forest? @ NOAA

What's a mangrove? @ AMNH

Global Mangrove Alliance

Global Nature Fund

     Mangrove rehabilitation in Asia

     Mangrove Protection in Sri Lanka and India

Mangrove Action Project

Mangrove Projects @ Turing Foundation

Mangroves for the Future

Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project

Oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) & palm oil

8 things to know about palm oil @ WWF

European Palm Oil Alliance

Palm Oil Analytics

Palm oil industry @ Liberty Shared

Palm Oil Investigations (POI)

Real story of palm @ Guardian

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

GreenPalm Sustainability

     · Although the website is still up, this seems to have been subsumed into the RSPO (see above).

Singapore Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (SASPO)

SPOTT: Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit


     Palm oil

WWF Palm Oil Scorecard




United Soybean Board


Torreya Guardians

Whitebark pine

U.S. Forest Service Coeur d'Alene Nursery

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation


Spaghetti-Harvest in Ticino [documentary]

     Wikipedia entry

Plant taxa, including cultivated & crop species, varieties & breeds

This page contains biological, ecological, and conservation information for the following

   eclectic selection of plant taxa:

          Agave   ~   Amaranth   ~   Bamboo & rattan   ~   Bananas   ~   Bryophytes   ~   Cacao

                Cannabis   ~   Coffee   ~   Conifers   ~   Funghi & mushrooms   ~   Mangroves

                                 Oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) & palm oil   ~   Palms

                                         Soybean   ~   Torreya   ~   Whitebark pine

For invasive plants, see Invasive taxa @ Invasive species