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Pierre Iachetti
Research Scientist with Eurac Research
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Project Manager with BLM
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Gillian Woolmer
Assistant Director with WCS Canada

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Data Basin supports people making a positive difference for the well-being of people and nature. Our members build effective solutions to environmental challenges by having better access to credible data, expert social networks, and decision-support tools. Data Basin enables you to explore, visualize, and use quality scientific data and information to better understand issues relevant to you and your community.


Making a difference requires your support. If every one of the 19000+ members of Data Basin donated just $10, we would be able to do what so many of you have asked us to do:

  • build new tools such as enhanced visualization and graphing & analytical tools
  • upload new datasets and update current datasets
  • maintain core system functions
  • provide more training and workshop opportunities

We encourage you to make a one-time donation or become an on-going sponsor. The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible. You can be confident your donations to CBI will be spent in support of our mission. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Our mission in action…

Mediterranean Ecosystems
Where are the areas most at risk from climate change?
Since climate change has become an important issue to be addressed by all agencies and conservation entities, Molly Cross from Wildlife Conservation Society and a group of her colleagues have developped a straightforward framework to address climate change issues in conservation planning (Cross et al. submitted). As a first critical step, a “feature...
IDB - Environmental Safeguards Group
This group was created to support IDB ability to assess the potential impacts of proposed development projects to Critical Natural Habitats and Natural Habitats as defined under Section B.9 of the IDB Environment and Safeguards Policy.  The NGO Working Group that originally collaborated with IDB to develop this site includes Birdlife International,
Pacific Northwest
Climate change impacts on vegetation

A new assessment of the potential impact of climate change on vegetation in the Pacific Northwest of the USA shows a mosaic of vulnerable and resilient areas.  Researchers found that coastal forests are vulnerable to large increases in fires, subsequent losses in carbon stocks, and...