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IUCN Red List WebsiteThe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species – widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species, the IUCN plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding conservation activities of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. Draws on and mobilizes a network of scientists and partner organizations working in almost every country in the world, who collectively hold what is likely the most complete scientific knowledge base on the biology and conservation status of species.

Dancing Star Foundation (DSF) WebsiteDancing Star Foundation – a U.S.-based non-profit organization engaged in environmental, cultural and animal welfare activities, including worldwide environmental education, global biodiversity conservation, animal protection, animal welfare, and animal rights. Some of the various issues with which the Foundation is involved on an ongoing basis — with prominent ecologists, biologists, and other scientists, government officials, artists, museums and educators worldwide — include efforts in the arenas of ecological restoration[3]; sustainability and non-violence, animal protection, spiritual ecologies, deep ecology, large-scale habitat protection, protection of endangered species, and ongoing education via the media of filmmaking and publishing, lectures and symposia.

Animal Sanctuary Info – Information and resources regarding animal rights and animal santuaries.

Biodiversity Conservation Source – designed to inform and educate people everywhere, to whom fall the crucial task of the stewardship of the Earth.

Biodiversity, Food Security and GMOs – making sense of the agricultural needs of humans combined with the importance of preserving critical biodiversity.

Dancing Star: Animal Rights – about guarding the rights of the millions of different families of animals with whom we share the earth.

Dancing Star: Books & Films – that help raise awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship, ecological ethics and conservation biology

Dancing Star: Earth Preservation – programs designed to preserve the critical biodiversity of life on the planet.

Dancing Star: Endangered Species – preserving the incredible range of flora and fauna on the earth is critical to our survival.

Dancing Star: Nonviolence – The commitment to nonviolence including a reverence for all life — human, animal, and flora. It encompasses total vegetarianism, as well as a drive to maintain biodiversity.

Dancing Star: Sanctuaries – Information about farm animal and wildlife sanctuaries around the world.

Hotspots ScreenshotHotspots, the Movie – a sobering, yet up-beat view from the frontlines of conservation biology: the trench warfare, the subtle policy decisions, the slippery slopes, the unknown dimensions, and the very real creatures whose lives hang in the balance of human behavior and choices. Shot with multiple teams on numerous continents, HOTSPOTS reveals species never seen before, or filmed for the first time; and many of the most endangered mammals, birds, and invertebrates in the world. Three years in the making, HOTSPOTS is an uplifting, emotional experience. The film provides reasonable, grounded solutions, hope, and inspiration at a time when the planet is in turmoil, and the politics, rancor and uncertainty embedding environmental debates never more acutely felt.

Sanctuary, the BookSanctuary, the Book – Paying tribute to those safe havens where life can flourish in peace, this handsome volume introduces us to 24 nature and wildlife sanctuaries in 20 countries around the world. The sanctuary movement combines the principles of conservation biology with an interest in protecting individual members of each species, whether plant, animal, or human. The authors traveled from deserts to rain forests, from mountains to seashores, and from farmlands to urban centers, and they devote a chapter to each location, revealing that particular sanctuary’s unique focus. The photography is superb, but the overall result is much more than a collection of pretty pictures. The accompanying essays provide a bit of history and a glimpse into the personalities involved in each sanctuary’s creation. The book also serves as a valuable cultural resource, as it takes a look at the cultures that host each of the locations discussed.

Vegetarianism and Veganism – examines critical ecological trends across the planet during the first decade of the 21st century, and focuses particularly upon New Zealand as a profound example of a nation with a remarkable record of conservation commitment