NatureServe Canada is a network of eight independent conservation data centres (CDCs) covering all provinces and territories except Quebec and Nunavut. It was established as a national not-for-profit conservation organization in 1999 and is governed by a Board of Directors representing each of its member programs. NatureServe Canada is the national affiliate of NatureServe, an international non-governmental organization based in Arlington, Virginia ( U.S.). In addition to the Canadian programs, the NatureServe network includes 53 natural heritage programs in the United States and 11 data centres in Latin America. NatureServe and NatureServe Canada together provide the CDCs with scientific and technical support and facilitate national and international data exchanges, enabling the network to provide information from local to global scales.