Global Amphibian Assessment
NatureServe is coordinating the Western Hemisphere component
of the Global Amphibian Assessment in partnership with the IUCN Species Survival
Commission, the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force, Conservation International,
and AmphibiaWeb. This project will result in a first-ever comprehensive assessment
of the conservation status of the amphibians of the Americas. Working with an
array of international and local experts, the project will develop detailed
information on current taxonomy, natural history, conservation status, threats,
and detailed distributions. (For a full description, see the Global
Amphibian Assessment website).
NatureServe has developed an online searchable database of
conservation information for all 5,500 birds and mammals of Latin America and
the Caribbean. This website, called InfoNatura,
includes information on taxonomy, national distribution, and conservation status
together with key references. Data on other animal groups, such as amphibians,
will be added in the future.
Bird and Mammal Distribution Mapping
NatureServe is part of a consortium of conservation organizations that have joined forces to develop a digital library of the distributions of the birds and mammals of the Western Hemisphere. Our partners in the development of these data include Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund U.S., and Environment Canada. These data can be downloaded as ArcView files.