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Ecosystem Monitoring and Conservation

An ecosystem is a distinct ecological unit that includes all the living and non-living components within it. Not only does an ecosystem include the plants and animals, but it comprises the soil, organic matter, and water resources within it. Living and non-living components exist in a web of interconnected relation-ships. The importance of ecosystems lies with the benefits it brings to the environment and the people.

There are more and more organizations work on ecosystem monitoring and conservation, such as the Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network (CForBio), The Man and the

Species Conservation

Climate change and human activities pose a significant threat to many species in the world. Many organizations are founded to stop the dramatically decline trend.

Despite being charismatic insects, who have captured the imagination of many cultures, and their crucial role as models ...

Animals Asia
Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in ...

Genetic Conservation

Genetic variation is a vital component of biodiversity, provi-ding ecosystems, species, populations and individuals with the raw material to adapt and survive environmental change and enabling natural selection, as envisaged by Darwin 150 years ago, to operate. Genetic biodiversity has long been recog-nized by the Convention on Biological Diversity as one of the three essential elements of living diversity.

RDA-Genebank Information Center (Republic of Korea)


National Strategy

National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are the principal instruments for implem-enting the Convention at the national level. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  requires countries to prepare a national biodiversity strategy (or equivalent instrument) and to ensure…

Case Study

Data discovered and accessed through ABCDNet or ABCDNet's Members are being used in a widening variety of scientific applications, many of which have direct relevance to the key policy issues related to biodiversity. Geographical sampling bias in a large distributional database and …

Related Museums in Asia

With the development of human society, the importance of biodiversity is valued by more and more people and countries. It is now a hot topic around the world and many museums are set up carrying out biodiversity conservation in Asia countries.