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Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
This organization provides technical assistance to farmers, extension agents, market gardeners, agricultural researchers, and other agricultural professionals in all 50 states. Topics addressed by ATTRA can be categorized into three broad areas: sustainable farming production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all.

Center for Plant Conservation
The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is dedicated solely to preventing the extinction of U.S. native plants. The Center was one of the first organizations created to meet this need. The Center is a network of 39 leading botanic institutions.

Conservation International
CI is a field-based, nonprofit organization that protects the earth's biologically richest areas and helps the people who live there improve their quality of life. CI uses science, economics, policy, and community involvement to promote biodiversity conservation in tropical rainforests and other endangered ecosystems worldwide.

Ecology WWW Page

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


IITA Forest Project (West Africa)
The Forest Project at Ibadan (Nigeria) headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, protects a 350 ha. rainforest reserve and restores degraded forest areas. Activities include management of natural resources (such as medicinal plants), biodiversity monitoring (focusing on flora, birds and butterflies), propagation of indigenous plant species, and environmental education.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

National Library for the Environment

National Wildlife Federation

Rainforest Foundation
For 22 years the Rainforest Foundation has helped protect both the incredibly rich biological diversity of the rainforest and the cultural integrity of the peoples whose lives and livelihoods are inextricably linked to these forests.

Seacology Foundation
The Seacology Foundation was created to help protect island ecosystems and island cultures. It is composed of scientists, (experts in endangered species, island flora and fauna, and island ecosystems) who donate their time to assist indigenous peoples in the conservation of their rainforests. Seacology Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the South Pacific's rainforest and other related issues.

Smithsonian - Plant Conservation Unit
This program coordinates activities and research in the Department of Botany that focus on plant conservation and endangered plant species. In documenting and understanding changes in plant diversity, the Unit gathers and holds data on the conservation status of plant taxa.

Species Survival Commission

The American Phytopathological Society

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

The New York Botanical Garden

A joint project of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The World Conservation Union (IUCN), aiming to help ensure that wildlife trade is at sustainable levels and in accordance with domestic and international laws and agreements. This is achieved through the investigation, monitoring, and reporting of such trade, particularly that which is detrimental to the survival of flora and fauna and that which is illegal.

United Plant Savers
This nonprofit, grassroots membership organization aims to conserve and restore native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitats while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

W3 Tropicos

World Conservation Monitoring Centre
The Centre provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources and helps others to develop information systems of their own.

World Wildlife Fund
The Fund's mission is to conserve nature and ecological processes. WWF's ultimate goal is to stop, and eventually reverse, the accelerating degradation of our planet's natural environment, and to help build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.