This section provides an excellent collection of databases on environment and wildlife related issues. These databases are available free of charge and their use for research purposes will definitely enhance the quality of research.
Agroforestry Database is a species reference and selection guide for agroforestry trees.
EISIL – the Electronic Information System for International Law
EISIL is a database where web searchers can easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet. A separate section is given for environmental related laws and legislation in this database.
ELDIS is a database and email service of information sources on international development. It aims to share the best knowledge on development, policy, practice and research.
Here you can browse more than 26,000 summarized documents from over 7,500 development organisations - all available free to download.
Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicator (ENTRI)
ENTRI is a fast, convenient, comprehensive online service for accessing multilateral environmental treaty data. You can find status data for environmental treaties, treaty text and other related information easily.
FishBase is a comprehensive database of information about fish. It included descriptions of over 30,000 species, over 260,000 common names in hundreds of languages, over 46,000 pictures, and references to more than 42,000 works in the scientific literature.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Legal Database
FAOLEX is a comprehensive and up-to-date computerized legislative database, one of the world's largest electronic collection of national laws and regulations on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources.
Global Invasive Species Database
The Global Invasive Species Database focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems.
Global System for Sustainable Development
This database supports knowledge management and meta-networking functions dedicated to improved decision-making and policy in the domain of “sustainable development” – at all levels and in all contexts.
International Freshwater Treaties Database
A searchable database of summaries and/or the full text of more than 400 international, freshwater-related agreements, covering the years 1820 to 2002.
International Water Event Database
This International Water Events Database is a searchable database documenting over 6400 historical international water relations from 1948 to 2005. Events in the database concern water as a scarce or consumable resource or as a quantity to be managed.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants and animals that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
The International Environmental Agreements Database
This database aims to create a systematic and comprehensive catalog of all intergovernmental environmental agreements, providing environmental negotiators, treaty secretariats, scholars, students, and interested citizens with a reliable list of all historic and current IEAs.
Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database
TFDD is used to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution.
UNEP-WCMC's Species Database
UNEP – WCMC Species Database includes data on 75715 animals and 88763 plants of conservation interest as well as 94025 sub-species, stocks or synonyms.
UNEP – WCMC Threatened Plants Database
Contains information on over 136000 plants of conservation importance based on 19000 data sources
This searchable database includes all species of flora listed in the appendices of CITES with the exception of Appendix II Orchidaceae.
World Database on Protected Areas
The World Database on Protected Areas is a foundation dataset for conservation decision making. It contains crucial information from national governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, international biodiversity convention secretariats and many others.