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A Goodman communications consultants
    - communications consulting firm that helps public interest groups, foundations and progressive businesses reach more people more effectively

BGCI Climate change report
    - report filling the current gap in literature on how plants are being affected by climate change

BGCI medicinal plants report
    - the findings of a year-long investigation into the state of medicinal plants around the world in a new report

Cambio climático en México (Spanish and English)
    - public access to information on climate change, developed by Mexico’s National Institute of Ecology

Climate change controversies: A Simple Guide
    - an overview of the current state of scientific understanding of climate change to help non-experts understand

Climate Change ~ local and global: an enquiry approach
    - a learner-centred, enquiry approach to climate change

David Suzuki Foundation
    - an excellent introduction to climate change and regular updates of the latest news and reports on the topic

Discussing Global Issues: Water - a right or a commodity?
    - a UNICEF resource to build young people's knowledge on local and global issues

Earth: A graphic look at the state of the Planet (Wall Chart)
    - a detailed and colourful wall chart summarising environmental issues

Ecotourism Australia Association
    - identifies ecotourism criteria such as interpretation, environmental sustainability, contribution to conservation, community partnerships, benefits to communities and cultural components

Enchanted Learning
    - a website producing fun educational websites and games

Environmental News Network
    - well-stocked website with excellent daily updates, an image library, resources, commentary on current issues, news from not-for-profits and companies and links to Environmental News Radio and video

European Environmental Toolkit for Citizens
    - a database of education and communication resources, developed by the European Union, that aims to encourage environmentally-friendly behaviour

Fruitipedia: Encyclopedia of Edible Fruits of the World
    - an encyclopedia of all fruits of the world easily translated into a number of different languages

    - website run by the South Bank University publishing a wide range of material and ideas on sustainability

International zoo educators association
    - an e-newsletter giving access to new zoo-related stories and lists job vacancies

Interpscan – An Association for Heritage Interpretation
    - professional association of heritage interpreters

Linnaean Society, UK
    - the world's oldest biological society, publishes scientific journals, a newsletter and the latest biological findings

National Center on Accessibility
    - programme designed to promote access for people with disabilities in recreational activities

National Geographic Sustainable Tourism Resource Centre
    - aimed at tourism professionals their goal is to encourage everyone, whether resident, visitor, or professional, to conduct tourism in a way that supports the geographical character of the place being visited

National Review of Environmental Education and its Contribution to Sustainability (ARIES)
    - review assessesing current environmental education practice in Australia and identifies the needs across the various sectors

Order from Chaos: Linnaeus Disposes
    - on-line exhibition includes details of the science of taxonomy, its history, the role of Linnaeus and the legacy of Linnaeus’ work

Planet Ark – Reuters Daily World Environment News
    - one of the world’s biggest online environmental news services

Rainforest Alliance
    - has an excellent education section with lots of downloadable resources, lesson plans etc.

    - Red List of Threatened Species produced by the IUCN Species Survival Commission

Research Councils UK Evaluation: Practical Guidelines
    - a clear and east to use guide to some of the techniques and methods for evaluation

Seed to Seed: Food Gardens in Schools
    - a new book encouraging gardening and growing food in schools

Setting up and running a school garden: A manual for teachers, parents and communities
    - a manual addressing school gardens on a global scale

Science Development Network
    - a weekly news update on science and technology in the developing world

Share-net, Environmental Education Networking
    - a networking group which develops, publishes and sells materials to support environmental education

The International Ecotourism Society
    - world’s largest and oldest ecotourism organisation dedicated to generating and disseminating information about ecotourism

The Natural History Museum
    - the evolution section of the website has news, information on evolutionary theory and even games to help explain how evolution works

The National Linnaeus Secretariat
    - information on his life and work as well as upcoming exhibitions

The Ramsar Convention on wetlands CEPA prgogramme – Wetland Education Centres
    - useful information about the Wetland Link International (WLI) network in English, French and Spanish

Understanding Evolution
    -this website offers a good general introduction to evolution as well as more advanced but understandable courses

Up In Smoke: Threats from, and responses to, the impact of global warming on human development
    - a report with a range of insights into what is at threat from climate change and what we might be able to do to avert these threats

Water for life Decade – 2005 - 2015
    - A United Nations website with useful teaching materials

Wild About Play
    - a networking project based in South West England to support, develop and promote environmental play

Zoo Outreach Organization
    - useful resources for educators includes interactive links that take you to documents on interpretation and conservation