Online Resources

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Ecuador & Peru
© A. del Campo
The Rapid Inventory Team
© The Field Museum
Rapid Color Guides
© The Field Museum, GN91384_021d, J. Weinstein.
Digital Planet Teen Summer Program

To learn more about Amazonian rainforests and wildlife and explore the conservation work conducted by Field Museum scientists, check out the following online resources:


Field Museum Conservation Efforts
Discover why The Field Museum's division of Collections and Research (C&R) has been an international leader in evolutionary biology, paleontology, archaeology, and ethnography, contributing to the conservation of plants, animals, and cultures around the globe.


Environment, Culture, and Conservation
Find out more about The Field Museum's Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo) department, founded in 1995 specifically to translate museum science into lasting results for conservation and cultural understanding.

Rapid Inventory Program
Learn more about The Field Museum's Rapid Biological Inventories, which catalyze effective action for conservation in threatened regions of high biological diversity and uniqueness.

Plant Guides
Check out The Field Museum's online Plant Guides, which help biologists and beginners alike identify tropical plant species through a database of plant images that feature illustrations, photos, and information about plant form, geography, and more.

Biodiversity and Conservation Website
Explore the fragile web of life we call “biodiversity,” and examine the causes and possible solutions to some of the environmental problems that plague our planet.

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
Get global access to all life on Earth through the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), which strives to make people more aware of the living planet and provide all existing knowledge about the world’s biodiversity through thousands of species pages that include text, images, maps, and videos.

Find out more about wild lands and wildlife while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature
Discover the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies, and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws, and best practices.