NatureServe compiles and maintains extensive data on the animals of the United States, Canada, and the entire Western Hemisphere. These data focus on the taxonomy, natural history, distribution, and conservation status of vertebrates and selected invertebrates.

A brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) in Panama. Photo by Brian Gratwicke.

Our NatureServe Explorer and InfoNatura websites provide extensive additional information from our central databases that are searchable by species name, taxonomic group, distribution, and conservation status. This includes information for all vertebrate species native to the United States and Canada (except marine fishes), and for the best-known groups of invertebrates.  State and province-specific data are compiled by our network of member programs.

  1. A Community Planning Collaborative in Orange County, Florida

  2. Ecological Assessment of a Proposed Solar Project

  3. Climate Refugia in the Central Basin of Southern Nevada

  4. Building Capacity for Coastal Conservation Planning in Georgia

  5. Resource Vulnerability Assessment and Strategies for Management Options for the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuges

  6. Conservation and Management of North American Bumble Bees

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