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Convention on Biological Diversity - An international treaty to sustain the diversity of life on earth. CBD focuses on the conversation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

International Society of Ethnobiology Code of Ethics - The code of ethics followed by the botanical staff of Sacred Seeds, available in multiple languages.

Society for Economic Botany - The SEB's goals are to promote scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants. Publishes the journal Economic Botany four times a year. Site can be viewed in multiple languages.

Society of Ethnobiology - The Society of Ethnobiology is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the relationships of plants and animals with human cultures worldwide. Topics include but are not limited to paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology, ethnobotany, ethnozoology, and other related areas in anthropology and biology. Can be viewed in multiple languages.

International Society of Ethnbobiology - For two decades, the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) has actively promoted and supported the inextricable linkages between biological and cultural diversity and the vital role of Indigenous and local peoples in stewardship of biological diversity and cultural heritage, which includes recognition of land and resource rights, as well as rights and responsibilities over tangible and intangible cultural and intellectual properties.

The ISE is committed to understanding the complex relationships which exist between human societies and their environments. A core value of the ISE is the recognition of Indigenous peoples as critical players in the conservation of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity.

Bioversity International - Bioversity is the world's largest international research organization dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity.

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - Formed under the auspices of the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, and the UN Development Programme, this group is dedicated to the improvement of agricultural research and the spread of the benefits thereof worldwide.

Global Crop Diversity Trust - Set up under the auspices of FAO and IPGRI to insure that genebanks around the world currently maintaining much of the genetic diversity of agricultural crop plants receive adequate funding; the trust has also developed a series of conservation programs that are either crop- or region-specific.

International Union for Conservation of Nature - Through its projects IUCN works to apply sound ecosystem management to demonstrate how this is the only way to sustainable livelihoods for those directly dependent on natural resources.

People and Plants International - A program of capacity-building in ethnobotany applied to conservation and the sustainable use of plant resources, the purpose of which is to conserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable use of natural habitat.

Global Forest Watch - A Washington, DC based NGO that provides data on the status of forests worldwide.

Conservation International - Supporting programs throughout the world that address questions concerning climate change, population and the environment, sustainable development, ecotourism, and basic scientific research.

The Nature Conservancy - Focusing primarily on habitat preservation by land acquisition, support of conservation-friendly public policies and land management, and funding of many conservation measures worldwide.