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African Wildlife Foundation

America’s national forests
Video available online. A new documentary film about the many wonders of national forests and the threats they face is now available online. This nine-minute DVD is an excellent introduction to national forests and is a resource for educators and citizens interested in the environment and the clean water, wildlife and recreation our forests provide.

Real Player Broadband:


A new search engine.


AskFAO is a service driven by user information needs, providing answers to queries related to the Organization’s areas of expertise. Working with FAO offices around the world as well as with our partner organizations, it provides a mechanism to communicate directly with technical experts in a particular field of interest.

Biodiversity hotspots

An informative Web site hosted by Conservation International.

Job board for the academic and research community.

CERPA (Centre for Research, Planning and Action)

Information on medicinal plants and herbs.

Chestnut links

Contains many links to various aspects of chestnuts.

Cost E30

An interesting Web site that includes information on NTFPs in Europe.

CP Wild – Commercial Products from the Wild

Research on indigenous plant domestication and commercialization in southern Africa.

This Web site aims at providing an information service to people and organizations involved in natural product domestication and commercialization.



COMFORPTS has recorded 4 100 species in its database. The database provides detailed information on 70 parameters, such as morphology, phenology, cultivation details, harvesting, post-harvest processing, silviculture requirements and characteristics, types of forest import-export statistics, policy and legal issues and pests and diseases. With the help of this database, users can retrieve exhaustive information on any NTFP-related species based on these parameters.

PLANTS database

The PLANTS database is maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture National Resources Conservation Service and provides information and generates reports in specialized areas. It provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts and lichens of the United States and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information and automated tools.

Eco earth

The environmental sustainability source.

EEA multilingual environmental glossary

FAO facts and figures

A new site from FAO’s Forestry Department. Do you know ...

Which countries have the highest forest cover? Which countries are the major consumers and producers of forest products? How many people depend on drugs derived from forest plants? How much deforestation contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions? How many countries have less than 10 percent forest cover? The annual deforestation rate in the world? How many people are employed in the formal forestry sector worldwide? The total number of mountain people worldwide? What percentage of bioenergy accounts for the energy consumed worldwide? Find out the answers to these questions and many others at:

FAO’s “historic archives” – 60 years of history

Sixtieth Anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

In “historic archives” you will find rarely heard statements and interviews of former FAO Directors-General, Heads of State and Government, Nobel Prize winners and other eminent world personalities who have marked the history of the Organization, since its founding in 1945 (Quebec City, Canada), from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Pope John Paul II.

FAO’s participation Web site

This Web site is a place for studying and discussing participation in development. It is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

Flora Celtica

ForCons Co.

Ecotourism in Hungary.

Herbs from nature

Honey health

This newly launched Web site extols the various health benefits of natural honey, detailing its nutritive values and exploring its role as a primary food in traditional diets.

Indian herbs and insect images

Over 10 000 photographs of herbs and insects taken during ethnobotanical surveys in different parts of the Indian state Chhattisgarh are online at:

International Alliance Against Hunger

London wildweb

Madagascar – fantastic forests

Mekong world

All the latest information on tropical forest resources and environmental management in the Mekong region (Myanmar, China [Yunnan], Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand and Viet Nam).

Non-timber forest products in Scotland

Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA)

Participatory Natural Resource Management (PNRM)


FAO forestry photos database

The FAO forestry photos database contains more than 1 000 forestry-related images searchable by such fields as country, region, keyword, caption, human and forestry content and photographer. A simple free text search is also available, which searches all text in the record. A useful thumbnail feature enables users to browse the contents rapidly. Photos can be easily downloaded in high resolution for print and in lower resolution for use on the Web.

Forestry images Web site

A source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images. A joint project of the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service. Image categories include: forest pests (insects, diseases, other damage agents); trees, plants and stand types (trees, understorey and rangeland plants); silvicultural practices; wildlife; and people, places and scenes.

Photographs of medicinal plants in Chhattisgarh, India

Over 500 photographs based on the work of Pankaj Oudhia in Chhattisgarh and its herbal wealth.

Rain forests of the world

Rain forest portal

The portal provides rain forest action, news, search and analysis capabilities.

SIAMAZONIA – Sistema de información de la diversidad biológica y ambiental de la Amazonía Peruana

Se trata de una red que ofrece amplios recursos informativos científicos y divulgativos, así como medios de comunicación para las personas y organizaciones interesadas en el conocimiento, la conservación y el uso sostenible de la biodiversidad amazónica del Perú. Permite consultar y registrar en línea conferencias, publicaciones, así como datos de profesionales, instituciones y proyectos relacionados a la Amazonía andina. También ofrece herramientas de información para compartirlas con otros sitios web.

Sitio web:

The human footprint dataset

The “man of the trees”

This site is dedicated to the work of Richard St. Barbe Baker (1889–1982).

Venerable trees of the earth

Wild resources

Much information available on NWFPs – from Wales to Uganda.

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