Caribbean Conservation Corporation/Sea Turtle Survival League - This site is provided by the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) and the Sea Turtle Survival League (STSL) as a source of information for the world to learn about sea turtles and the threats to their survival.

Earthwatch - Celebrating Earth - With the knowledge of science the future of planet earth looks brighter.

Greenpeace.org - "Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity."

The Nature Conservancy - An environmental organization. Pursuit is preserving habitats and species by buying the lands and waters they need to survive. Beautiful site! Wait til you see it.

National Wildlife Federation - The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to educate, inspire and assist individuals and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural resources and to protect the Earth's environment in order to achieve a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future.

Sierra Club - America's largest and oldest environmental organization.

The Wilderness Land Trust - The Wilderness Land Trust buys private land in wilderness areas and transfers them to public ownership to prevent development and to provide a ready market for owners who want to sell.

The Wildlands Project - The mission of The Wildlands Project is to protect and restore the natural heritage of North America through the establishment of a connected system of wetlands.

Celebrating Earth

Earth Day Network - The international organization coordinating Earth Day events and campaigns worldwide. Earth Day is celebrated every April 22nd.

International Earth Day Site - The official site of International Earth Day (first day of Spring), as founded by John Connell.

Ecotour Companies

Costa Rica Expeditions - The original eco-tourism outfit in Costa Rica - whitewater rafting, rainforests, hiking - this is THE eco-tour operator for Costa Rica.

Dynamic Tours of India - Dynamic Tours of India offers nature and adventure tours, cultural tours and jungle resorts.

Earthfoot - This sight offers numerous ecotours around the world, all locally produced. Learn about flora, fauna, ecology and local traditional culture.

Sierra Club - The official Web presence for the San Francisco-based global wilderness stewards. Sierra Club Outings offer national and international nature-based trips and treks.



The Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Links to the Endangered Species program, policies, listing activities, recovery activities, outreach activities, publications, and frequently asked questions of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Click here for specific animals and plants listed by state.

In the Wild

Bears - Tips on how to stay safe when camping in bear country.

Wild-Eyed Alaska - Take a close look at these birds in their natural environment at Gull Island in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. The video clips are narrated and educational information about puffins, fulls,chicks and more also are provided. This site is produced by the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska with a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


North Shore Animal League of America - If you live within a few hours drive of Long Island, this is the place to adopt a pet. The League was founed in 1944 and is the largest adoption agency in the world.

Zoos, Parks, Refuges

Smithsonian National Zoological Park - America's National Zoo that is part of the famous Smithsonian Institute where research and breeding are part of the program to preserve animals some of whom are on the endangered species list. Visit the Friend of the National Zoo at its web site Fonz.org.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - The National Wetlands Inventory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides information on U.S. wetlands and deepwater habitats.

Zoological Society of San Diego - The official sites of both the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park. Click here to view the Panda Cam, too.


National Parks

National Park Service - The official National Park Service site - resources include History, Culture, Education and Park Information.

National Parks - A Guide to the National Parks and natural landscapes of southwest USA.

New South Wales - Guides you through Australia's New South Wales National Parks with Information about aboriginal heritage and culture, with research papers, conservation resources and latest news and fire information.

NPCA.org - Is the web site of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) that lets you explore National Parks in the US - with Park System Facts, Travel Information. Learn about threats to specific parks, you can join the NPCA or order Travel Guides and even buy an Annual Pass for admissions to all US parks.

SWparks.com - Everything Southwest. Explore the National Parks in the Southwest of Canada, the US and UK.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service - Explore the official website of Tasmania's (Australia) Park and Wildlife Service.

Travelwest - Information, Travel Tips and Images of six National Parks in Utah and Arizona.

Yellowstone - John William Uhler's resource to US National Parks. More than 50 categories just for Yellowstone National Park and links to the author's other National Park web sites.

Natural History Museums

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - The collections reveal the history of the earth and the evolution and diversity of life and culture.

The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits - The George C. Page Museum located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits houses an assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals. Learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such as Saber-Toothed cats and Mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin.

Zoological Record - Internet resource guide for zoology.

Natural Wonders

Mount Kilimanjaro - Located at the northeastern corner of Tanzania, this monumental mountain is considered one of the natural wonders of the world.

Mount Everest News - This site highlights details on the various expeditionsin this 29,035 foot mountain majesty. See also Mount Everest information on http://climb.mountainzone.com/everest/2002/.

Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon National Park Service site, containing up-to-date park information including how to obtain backcountry permits, river permits, camping and lodging information, and trip planner. See also the Grand Canyon Web Directory

The Great Barrier Reef - The world's largest living reef around 1,200 miles long -- certainly no argument that it one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.

Ulrur (Ayers Rock) - A massive monolithic sandstone rock in the Northern Territory of Australia - yet another natural wonder of the world.

Volcano World - The premier source of volcano information on the web. Paricutin is one of the volcanos listed, which is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

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