Created by researchers at the Natural History Museum in London in response to the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity, this magnificent site is an Internet learning laboratory for modeling (and thinking about) biodiversity and conservation. Four main sections form the heart of the site: Measuring Biodiversity Value, Measuring Rarity and Endimism, Assessing Conservation Priority and Gap Analysis, and Developments in Biogeography. In each section, hyperlinked text and spectacularly colorful graphics introduce readers to several approaches, methods, theories, and examples pertaining to biodiversity and conservation. The site's Key References section is a fully annotated reference list, including summaries of each reference. A Publications section (current through 1999) and list of selected Websites round out the site.


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