Alliance for Freshwater Life

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A Global network aiming to halt and reverse the ongoing freshwater biodiversity loss crisis. The Alliance for Freshwater Life is an interdisciplinary network of scientists, conservation professionals, educators, policy experts, creative practitioners, and citizens working to improve the conservation and sustainable use of freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity.



AGWA logoThe Alliance for Global Water Adaptation is a group of regional and global development banks, government agencies and ministries, diverse non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector focused on managing water resources in a sustainable way - even as climate change alters the global hydrological cycle. AGWA is focused on how to help experts, decision makers, and institutions in the water community work more effectively.


Conservation International

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Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, global biodiversity and for the well-being of humanity.



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The FADA database is an information system dedicated to freshwater animal species diversity and distribution. The system provides access to authoritative species lists and global distribution compiled by world experts for the FADA book. You can Browse or Search the database online.


Future Earth

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Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.


Freshwater BON

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The Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON) is an officially endorsed thematic group of the Biodiversity Observation Network. FWBON is a global voluntary community of practice.

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The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments. It allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet.



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GEO BON forms a fast expanding global network of biodiversity observation organisations and scientists. GEO BON brings together the diverse, stand-alone observation instruments and systems tracking trends in the world’s genetic resources, species and ecosystems. GEO BON develops and coordinates the development of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EVBs), the tool and method dashboard BON in a Box, engages with the formation of national and topical Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs). GEO BON has a very active and open freshwater biodiversity group which invites everybody active to join.


Global Earth Observation System

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GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

Together, the GEO community is creating a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to better integrate observing systems and share data by connecting existing infrastructures using common standards.


Globe network

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GLoBE is an international network of freshwater ecologists, which main aim is to explore ecological patterns and processes in stream ecosystems at the global scale. Originally designed to specifically study one key stream ecosystem process, leaf litter breakdown (hence its name, which stands for 'Global Lotic Breakdown Experiments'), it has expanded in order to consider a wide variety of ecological issues that are globally relevant.



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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to the most pressing environment and development challenges. It is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries.


Wetlands International

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The vision of Wetlands International is a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide. The mission is to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity.


Nature Conservancy

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



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WWF's mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth, to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.