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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
Archived site of links to ecology-oriented sites.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. It's goa is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Greenpeace is a global network of independent campaigning organizations that use peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

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
Inspiring the conservation of native plants, LBJWC is a major botanic garden and research unit of the University of Texas known for plant conservation, landscape restoration and sustainable approaches to landscape design.

National Wildlife Federation
Uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. Agenda: Protect, restore, and connect wildlife habitat; transform wildlife conservation; and connect Americans with wildlife.

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 IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of volunteer experts working together in more than 160 Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities and Task Forces. Some groups address conservation issues related to particular groups of plants, fungi or animals while others focus on broader issues such as reintroduction of species into former habitats, climate change, wildlife health and sustainable use and trade.

Sustainable Herbs Program
SHP seeks to create a movement supporting high quality herbal products, sustainable and ethical sourcing, and greater overall transparency in how herbs reach end users. Educates consumers about herbal product value networks while inspiring them to take action; outlines step to support sustainable practices; shares stories about best practices to inspire companies to institute new practices in their value network and internal policies.

The American Phytopathological Society
Dedicated to innovative plant pathology initiatives, APS works with a variety of stakeholders on agricultural, food safety, and food security issues. APS also provides scientific input on public policy issues to federal policy makers and agency personnel and works with other scientific organizations and coalitions to increase the awareness of the science of plant pathology and​ advocate for increases in agricultural re​search funding.​

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
The New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant world. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

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
The Tropicos database links over 1.36M scientific names with over 4.99M specimens and over 865K digital images. The data includes over 158K references from over 54K publications offered as a free service to the world’s scientific community.

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.