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Searchable Databases2019-02-22T14:22:30+00:00

The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool to inform and catalyze action for biodiversity conservation and policy change, critical to protecting the natural resources we need to survive. It provides information about range, population size, habitat and ecology, use and/or trade, threats, and conservation actions that will help inform necessary conservation decisions. https://www.iucnredlist.org

Conservation resources are limited, and with thousands of threatened species in need of help, the Conservation Needs Assessment process managed by Amphibian Ark to objectively and consistently identify priority species and their immediate conservation needs. http://www.conservationneeds.org

The World Database of Key Biodiversity AreasTM is managed by BirdLife International on behalf of the KBA Partnership. It hosts data on global and regional Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), including Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas identified by the BirdLife International Partnership, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites,  KBAs identified through hotspot ecosystem profiles supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, and a small number of other KBAs.  The database was developed from the World Bird and Biodiversity Database (WBDB) managed by BirdLife International. http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/kba-partners

Conservation Evidence is a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity. It summarises evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of conservation interventions, such as methods of habitat or species management. https://www.conservationevidence.com

AmphibiaWeb provides information on amphibian declines, natural history, conservation, and taxonomy. https://amphibiaweb.org

The map plots data and flows of wildlife and wildlife products that were seized or abandoned upon entering the United States. The data are from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Management Information System called LEMIS. The options are to select maps that show trade flows by species, display seizures information by detail based on the country of export or a cross reference of species and source country. http://wildlifetradetracker.org

The Amphibian Species of the World database has three primary searching tools that ARE NOT interoperable: 1) a BROWSE table (on the right) that allows users to click through the taxonomic hierarchy to the record(s) of interest; 2) BASIC SEARCH box that functions much like Google but accepts Boolean search grammar; and 3) a GUIDED SEARCH box that allows for specific parts of the taxon records to be searched and also allows both Boolean grammar in its searches as well as implied Boolean searches by employing multiple search boxes simultaneously within the GUIDED SEARCH tool. In addition, when you reach a taxon record, if you click on the underlined citation you will be provided a complete bibliographic citation. http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/