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ECOSYSTEMS AND PROTECTED AREAS MONITORING

MONITORING NATURE provides the most holistic approach for monitoring the conservation status of protected areas , nature reserves, national parks and natural or sustainably used ecosystems and biodiversity.  

 

MONITORING NATURE offers: 

  1. Free for downloading, the world's most comprehensive monitoring database for storing ecological and management data for protected areas, nature reserves, national parks and natural and semi-natural ecosystems, applicable in any climate zone and suitable for both aquatic and terrestrial environments;

  2. Monitoring tables on ecosystems data, indicator, threatened and other species of special concern, water composition and quality data, soil composition data, natural resources use data, visitor data and protected areas data, etc.

  3. A manual for ecological monitoring techniques and procedures, considerations for different need based applications and monitoring approaches;

  4. A manual with the protected areas monitoring database;

  5. Efficiently designed sets of field forms for both A4 and Letter Size formats both in pdf and adjustable .doc formats to collect ecological monitoring data in the field;

MONITORING NATURE is part of an integrated webnet system that together make up NATURE WORLDWIDE, the official website of the World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. It is a seamlessly integrated network of strongly related web sites. 

For monitoring purposes you will also need the use of GIS software for which we recommend that you consult our websites  http://www.ilwis.org and http://www.gis4biologists.info. The former website offers free for downloading the world's most user-friendly AND most economical integrated raster and vector GIS software, an open source GIS, originally developed by an academic training institution from the Netherlands. 

For representative and efficient protected areas and ecosystems monitoring, an ecosystems map should make part of the baseline. To get an idea what a good ecosystems map looks like and how it is made, we recommend that you visit our website http://www.ecosystems.ws. For a better understanding, the coherence of protected areas systems and its consequences and needs this has for protected areas monitoring, we recommend you visit our webpage: http://www.nationalparks-worldwide/national_parks/national_parks_systems_development.htm. From this page you can download our famous document "Protected Areas System Planning and monitoring" and the MICOSYS protected areas system analysis and financial monitoring tool. 

NATURE WORLDWIDE deals with these and many more different topics on nature, the conservation of nature, natural resources management and national parks and protected areas. A roadmap to these different themes is given on our general natural resources management page or you can follow the links from our navigation bar on the left side of this page or our site map. The navigation bar on your left will help you find your way through the system.

Enjoy your visit to our site!

 

 

WHAT'S NEW

More than 500 new nature  photos Click here.

Great new indian summer photos of Aspen in Wasatch National Forest.

Completed and corrected lists of al bird species in Français, Deutsch, Nederlands, Español.      

September

We uploaded more than 100 photos on national Parks on our Album Share yours too! Click here

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April

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Fabulous packing lists for travelers for different kinds of destinations (jungle, mountains, beach, cities, etc.)  and travel types (car, plane, back packing, etc.) To the lists.

Forum entry on travel info, like countless phone numbers and links to airlines, great booking sites, etc, for several countries. Click here

Album entry on the forum where you can upload species of birds, plants, mammals etc. that you want identified. Click here

We made a page on essentials for simple hand-held GPS

December

New countries: Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea  Sao Tome & Principe; Seychelles

Birdlists of all West African countries updates

WICE analyses the conservation status of the Godwit for the World Bank: Wintering grounds of entire population will disappear in Guinea Bissau. Read more.......

Run ILWIS on Linux. Read more...

Nature Worldwide forums heavily spammed and cleaned. Read more......

ILWIS downloads from ILWIS.ORG since initiation surpassed 10.000!

Collaboration with Bo Beolens' famous fatbirder website

New tables for all major countries in South America

April

Updated GIS software review on GIS4BIOLOGISTS

Posting on Natuurlijke Procesgang in de Oostvaardersplassen (in Dutch)

Posting on effect to oxygen production and carbon fixation by trees and forests

 

A completely renewed computer software and service page with lots of free software

Unsere Deutsche übersetzung von Adopt A Ranger macht gute Vortschritte

March

The data on protected areas have been re-loaded

Updated reviews of free software

US Government kills Yellowstone National Park bisons or buffaloes

February

"Slaughtering of Seals in Namibia": Take a look at a long ignored nature management issue

Fatbirder's Top 500 Birding Websites

NATURE WORLDWIDE is the official website of the World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. It is an integrated network of web sites dealing with different topics on nature, nature conservation and natural resources management. Read here why we created Nature Worldwide. Our Methodology explains how we produced our information. Our Site Map helps you find your way in the website. We made this website out of passion for conservation. We spent our own salaries and free time to gather the information and publish it on these websites, in total valuing hundreds of thousands of dollars of professional time. Nobody pays us to do this. We simply want to contribute to conservation. If you appreciate our work, PLEASE visit our site Adopt A Ranger and see how you can make a difference for conservation most effectively: By paying one day of the salary of a ranger, you will make a difference in conserving the lives of thousands of birds, other critters and entire forests. Check our sitemap. Enjoy!

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NATURALEZA DEL MUNDO es la página Web oficial del World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE, Es una red de páginas Web tratando de temas diferentes relacionados a la naturaleza, la conservación el manejo de recursos naturales, parques nacionales y áreas protegidas. Lea aqui porqué hicimos Naturaleza del Mundo. Nuestra Methodología explica como produjimos la información. Nuestro Mapa del sitio le ayuda encontrar su información en nuestra página web. Disfrute! 

NATUREZA DO MUNDO é o Web site oficial do World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE, Es uma red de páginas Web tratando de temas diferentes relacionados à natureza, la conservação el manejo de recursos naturaleiss, parques nacionais y áreas protegidas. Lea aqui porqué creamos Natureza do Mundo. Nossa Methodología explica como produjimos a informação. Nosso Mapa do sitio le ayuda encontrar sua informação no web site. Desfrute!

NATUR DER GANZEN WELT ist, die offiziellen Website der World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. Es ist ein einheitliches Netzwerk von Web Sites, über Themen wie Natur, Natur-Schutz und natürlichem Ressourcen Quellen Hege. Lesen Sie hier warum wir Natur der ganzen Welt gemacht haben. Un

sere Verfahrensweise erklärt, wie wir unsere Informationen produziert würde. Unsere Site Map  hilft Ihnen Ihren Weg im Website zu finden. Viel Spaß!

NATUUR UIT ALLE STREKEN is, de officiële Website van het World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. Het is een geïntegreerd Netwerk van websites, over Natuur, Natuurbescherming en het beheer van natuurlijke hulpbronnen. Lesen Sie hier warum wir Natuur uit alle Streken gemacht haben. Onze pagina Methode legt uit, hoe we onze informatie vergaarden. Onze Site Map helpt u op weg door onze website. 

WICE is a worldwide non-government non-profit organization that contributes to the conservation of nature. While it works on a many issues related to the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment, it is particularly committed to the conservation of national parks and other protected areas.

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