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GIS 4 BIOLOGIST is part of an integrated websites system that together make up NATURE WORLDWIDE, the official website of the World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. It is part of a seamlessly integrated network of non-profit websites through which you navigate from one domain to the other, while you may not even notice it as the design remains the same. The navigation bar on your left will help you find your way through the system.

NATURE WORLDWIDE deals with different topics on nature, the conservation of nature, biology, natural resources management and most and for all, on nature and national parks and protected areas:

  1. Pages for all countries of the world over 20,000 km2 of terrestrial area with information on nature, biology and conservation;

  2. National checklists of all the species of birds and mammals, of the world;

  3. Most national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of the world, where known, with 

  4. travel information on how to get there and where to stay;

  5. Special theme pages deal with topics that we consider of great importance: 

    1. Management and biology of national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas;

    2. ecosystem and biodiversity mapping;

    3. biological monitoring;

    4. geographical information systems (GIS) for biologists and natural resources managers as well as other tools for field biologists;

    5. integral water management;

    6. A great selection of legal free software with comments and links for downloading.

A roadmap to these different themes on nature, biology and conservation 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

You will find for downloading state of the art tools for all of your natural resources management needs:

  1. ILWIS, the most comprehensive vector +  raster GIS in the world for FREE;

  2. The world's most comprehensive stand-alone ecosystems and protected areas monitoring database with manuals and field forms in various languages;

  3. The latest and most comprehensive protected areas analysis book with the famous MICOSYS analysis programme with biological and socio-economical criteria to create effective and efficient protected areas systems;

  4. The world's best region-size ecosytems map of the tropics downloadable as a shapefile;

  5. The Land Cover Classification System, LCCS ecosystems classification tool based on biological and geo-physical classifiers.

All tools are supported by thoroughly prepared scientific manuals prepared by some of the world most renowned ecologists and natural resources management specialists. All tools have been prepared in collaborate agreements (like joint financing or technical contributions) of the World Bank, UNDP, GEF, FAO, IUCN/WCPA. 


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Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on GIS for biologists. In this linked net of thematic web sites you can find pages on , nature, biology, ecology, ecosystems, biological monitoring, mammals and national parks, conservation and many other themes of interests to both people who simply love nature and professional biologists. GIS for Biologists provides background information on GIS, on GIS and biological and natural resources management data, satellite images and free software. Moreover, Nature Worldwide provides complete bird lists by country and where available in native languages, placed in ornithological taxonomic order. In Birds of the W you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of the World you can find the list of the mammals of the World in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of the World provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of the World.  Click on the following links for our other worldwide websites:

Keywords: GIS, biology, biologist, biological



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.      


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

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Free open source ILWIS 3.6 has a brand new images import and export module. Download it now.

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


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.

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


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


The data on protected areas have been re-loaded

Updated reviews of free software

US Government kills Yellowstone National Park bisons or buffaloes


"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!

NATURE DU MONDE est le site Web officiel du World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE, C'est une collection intégrée de sites web qui traitent avec des sujets différents sur nature, conservation de la nature et gestion des ressources naturelles. Lisez ici pourquoi nous avons créé Nature de Monde. Notre Methodologie explique comme nous avons produit nos renseignements. Notre Site Map vous aide trouver votre entrée dans le site web. Beaucoup de plaisir!

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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