NatureServe Web Services

NatureServe Web Services enable you to create dynamic, customized web applications that interact directly with our biodiversity databases.

Service Overview

NatureServe Explorer Species Service

NatureServe Explorer provides data on more than 70,000 plant and animal species of the United States and Canada. The NatureServe Explorer Species Service provides comprehensive, direct access to this information in an easy-to-manipulate XML format, ideal for further analysis. Species images are also included. And it is all free.

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NatureServe Surveyor

Screen your area of interest for the known presence of threatened, endangered, and other at-risk species. Also available as a web application with an easy-to-use interface. Available by subscription.

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