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. Making Mission Impact as Science Advisor to Major Foundations

    Newsletter Article
  2. Bat Conservation International joins the NatureServe Network

    News Item
  3. NatureServe Surveyor

    ProductData, Maps & Tools
  4. New IUCN Red List Update

    News Item
  5. National Species Dataset

    ProductData, Maps & Tools
  6. Finding At-Risk Plants and Animals on Forest Lands

  7. Species at Risk on DoD Installations