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Animal World References

References Index
Animal-World References:
 
  1. Marine Aquariums and Reef Aquariums
    Saltwater Fish ~ Corals ~ Invertebrates
  2. Freshwater Fish and Plants
    Tropical Fish ~ Freshwater Fish ~ Aquatic Plants
  3. Exotic Birds
    Pet Birds and Exotic Birds
  4. Cat Breeds
    Cat Breeds and Exotic Cats
  5. Dog Breeds
    Dogs: Hound Dog ~ Herding Dogs ~ Mixed Dogs ~ Toy Dogs
    Sporting Dogs~ Non-Sporting ~ Working Dogs
  6. Horse Breeds
    Light Horse Breeds ~ Draft Horse Breeds ~ Pony Horse Breeds
  7. Small Animals and Pets
    Small Pet Animals and Exotic Animals
  8. Reptiles, Amphibians, Land Invertebrates, Turtles
    Lizards ~ Snakes ~ Turtles ~ Tortoises ~ Frogs ~ Salamanders
    Scorpions ~ Tarantulas ~ Centipedes
  9. Databases - Web References

Databases:

  1. BirdLife International
    A global Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
  2. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ 
    Their goal is to provide information and analyses on the status, trends and threats to species in order to inform and catalyse action for biodiversity conservation. It is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species.
  3. ARKive
    ARKive is a ‘virtual’ conservation effort. "Using film, photographs and audio recordings, ARKive is creating a unique record of the world’s biodiversity - complementing other species information datasets, and making a key resource available for scientists, conservationists, educators and the general public."
  4. UNEP United Nations Environment Programme - WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
    Their goal is "working towards a wiser world: one in which everyone recognizes that the diversity of life on Earth is vital to the future of humanity. The Centre strives to promote wiser decision-making and a sustainable future by providing information on the conservation and sustainable management of the living world".
  5. ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System
    Provides authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of the world... to create an easily accessible database with reliable information on species names and their hierarchical classification.
  6. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
    Species 2000 and ITIS decided to work together to create the Catalogue of Life... to become a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth. Rapid progress has been made and this Catalogue of Life edition contains 1,315,754 species... Probably just slightly over 2/3 of the world's known species.
  7. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
    "An international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Roughly 5,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants are protected by CITES against over-exploitation.

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