NatureServe and its network of member programs are a leading source for reliable scientific information about species and ecosystems of the Western Hemisphere. This site serves as a portal for accessing several types of publicly available biodiversity data.
Authoritative conservation data on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. Flexible search options allow you to query the database by any combination of name, location, and conservation status.
You can use InfoNatura to learn about more than 8,500 common, rare and endangered species and 788 ecosystems.
Using NatureServe Web Services you can access and download detailed spatial and tabular data on at-risk plants, animals, and natural communities and import it into your application. Technical resources, including code samples and tutorials, will jump-start your application development.
Online data resources available from natural heritage programs and conservation data centers. Access to NatureServe data on the GBIF data portal.
The Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA) is the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world's 6,000+ known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. This website presents results of the assessments, including IUCN Red List threat category, range map, ecology information, and other data for every amphibian species.
- Ecological Systems of the United States
- Ecological Systems of Latin America and the Caribbean
- Geographically Isolated Wetlands in the U.S.
- Ecological Integrity Assessments of Wetlands
- Digital Distribution Maps of Birds of the Western Hemisphere
- Digital Distribution Maps of the World's Amphibians
- Digital Distribution Maps of Mammals of the Western Hemisphere
- Distribution of Native U.S. Fishes by Watershed
In addition to our online data offerings, NatureServe can provide custom data services at many spatial scales and in a wide range of formats.
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