NatureServe thanks the Duke Energy Corporation for its generous support of the InfoNatura website, which supported the addition of images and translation of the site into Spanish and Portuguese. We also are grateful to the Regina Bauer-Frankenberg Foundation for Animal Welfare for providing major funding for the initial development of InfoNatura and to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for supporting the inclusion of species richness maps and ecological systems data.
For financial and in-kind support for the development of the bird and mammal distribution maps, we thank Conservation International-Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, The Nature Conservancy-Migratory Bird Program, and the Oracle Corporate Giving Program.
The inclusion of amphibian data is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DEB-0130273. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
We wish to thank the following donors for their generous contributions that have allowed us to develop the image feature:
Duke Energy Corporation
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Species Data Contributors
InfoNatura would not be possible without the information developed over many years by biologists in conservation data centers and by staff of NatureServe and The Nature Conservancy. We are profoundly grateful for their hard work and dedication to the task of understanding and documenting our natural heritage. We especially acknowledge the contributions of Robert Ridgely and James Zook for providing access to their unpublished range maps of the birds of South and Central America, respectively. The efforts of these scientists, in turn, rely on collaboration with and contributions of data from scientists at universities, conservation organizations, natural history museums, botanical gardens, and government agencies. We thank these collaborators for their contributions to this effort, and for their work to discover, describe, and protect the diversity of life on earth. For detailed acknowledgments of data contributions, please see Sources, as well as the specific sources listed in individual InfoNatura records.
Bird and Mammal Maps
The bird and mammal range maps were originally a product of a three-year collaboration among the following institutions:
The amphibian data and distribution maps are a product of the Red List Programme Partnership with participation by the following institutions:
Funding for the development of these data was generously provided by the Regina Frankenberg Foundation for Animal Welfare, the (US) National Science Foundation, the MAVA Foundation (via IUCN), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (via the Brazilian and Andean Centers for Biodiversity Conservation of Conservation International), the Moore Family Foundation (via CABS), and the US Department of State (via IUCN).
The inclusion of amphibian data is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DEB-0130273. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the National Science Foundation
Ecological Systems Data Contributors
The development of the Classification of Terrestrial Ecological Systems of Latin America and the Caribbean was possible thanks to the support of The Nature Conservancy. The current classification and its content could not have been possible without the participation and contributions of numerous vegetation specialists and ecologists from Latin America, among them:
Hardware and Software Contributors
Darién E. Prado &
Luis Oakley Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Marcelo Zak Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Carlos Saravia Toledo Salta, Argentina
Alejandro Brown Liey. Tucumán, Argentina
Stephen Beck Herbario Nacional de Bolivia
Raúl Lara Experto en vegetación de Bolivia. La Paz, Bolivia
Gonzalo Navarro Experto en vegetación de Bolivia. Universidad
Complutense de Madrid
Ary T. de Oliveira-Filho Universidad Federal de Lavras, Mato Grosso, Brasil
Maria Jesús N. RodalUniversidad Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil
Orlando Rangel Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Federico Luebert Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile
Francisco González Medrano Instituto de Botánica, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México
Fátima Mereles &
Lidia P. de Molas Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay
Nélida Rivarola Centro de Datos para la Conservación. Secretaría del Ambiente, Paraguay
Antonio Tovar Centro de Datos para la Conservación - Perú, UNALM
Oscar Tovar Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Perú
Percy Núñez &
Alfredo Tupayachi Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú
Otto Huber IVIC, Venezuela
Michele Ataroff &
Eulogio Chacón Universidad de los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela
Shirley Keel The Nature Conservancy
Blanca León &
Kenneth Young University of Texas in Austin
Thanks to the following companies for donating hardware and software used in developing InfoNatura: Hewlett-Packard Microsoft Oracle Symantec .
Thanks also to the following for making available open-source software used in developing InfoNatura: Apache Software Foundation, Caucho, CVS, Java Apache Project , WebMacro, WinCVS.
Photos and Illustrations
Thanks to Fiona Reid for making her image of a Guanaco available for InfoNatura's home page.
Thanks to Carolina Cigerza de Camargo, Cynthia Echeverría, Clara Klimovsky, Mariana Moncassin, Cristiane Nascimento and Marcelo Weksler for help with the translations.
5.0 (10 April 2007)
last updated: April 2007