For More Background on Lecture 2
Mission: to conserve the earth's liveing natural heritage, our global
biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live
harmoniously with nature. Look here
information about each of the 25 biodiversity hotspots presented in
Special Focus on Plants
Plant Conservation at the
Missouri Botanical Garden.
on Conservation and Wildlife at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Some Other Interesting
---The UNEP World
Conservation Monitoring Centre - established in 2000 as the world
biodiversity information and assessment centre of the United Nations
---National Audubon Society.
Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems,
focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit
of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
---National Wildlife Federation.
The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest
member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals,
organizations, businesses and government to protect wildlife, wild
places, and the environment.
---The Nature Conservancy. Our
Mission: To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that
represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and
waters they need to survive.
and Conservation Program at the Smithsonian
National Zoological Park.
---United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with
others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and
their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
---World Wildlife Fund. WWF
directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting
endangered spaces, saving endangered species and addressing global