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 website provides 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 Watershed Assessment in North Carolina, USA

  2. Ecoregional Assessment with NatureServe Vista

  3. Building Capacity for Addressing Climate Change in Andean Conservation Efforts

  4. Conservation Rank Calculator

    ProductData, Maps & Tools
  5. Field Inventory and Assessment

    ProductExpert Services
  6. The State of Biodiversity Information in Canada

    PublicationScientific ReportNatureServe Canada
  7. Biodiversity Values of Geographically Isolated Wetlands in the United States