BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD is part of an integrated webdomain system that together make up NATURE WORLDWIDE, the official website of the World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. It is the heart of an seamlessly integrated network of non-profit web sites that cause you to jump from one domain to the other, without change of format. The navigation bar on your left will help you find your way through the system.

NATURE WORLDWIDE deals with different topics on nature, the conservation of nature, natural resources management and most and for all, on nature and national parks and protected areas:


Pages for all countries of the world over 20,000 km2 of terrestrial area;


National checklists of all the species of birds and mammals, of the world;


Most national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of the world, where known, with 


travel information on how to get there and where to stay;


Special theme pages deal with topics that we consider of great importance: 

  1. Management of national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas, 

  2. ecosystem and biodiversity mapping, 

  3. biodiversity monitoring, applicable 

  4. geographical information systems (GIS) for biologists and natural resources managers;

  5. integral water management. 

A roadmap to these different themes is given on our general natural resources management page or you can follow the links from our navigation bar on the left side of this page or our site map. 

You will find for downloading state of the art tools for all of your natural resources management needs:


ILWIS, the most comprehensive FREE, public domain vector +  raster GIS


The world's most comprehensive stand-alone ecosystems and protected areas monitoring database with manuals and field forms in various languages;


The latest and most comprehensive protected areas analysis book with the famous MICOSYS analysis programme;


The world's best region-size ecosytems map of the tropics downloadable as a shapefile;


The Land Cover Classification System, LCCS classification tool.

All tools are supported by thoroughly prepared scientific manuals prepared by some of the world most renowned ecologists and natural resources management specialists. All tools have been prepared in collaborate agreements (like joint financing or technical contributions) of the World Bank, UNDP, GEF, FAO, IUCN/WCPA. 

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NATURE WORLDWIDE is the official website of the World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. It is an integrated network of web sites dealing with different topics on nature, nature conservation and natural resources management. Read here why we created Nature Worldwide. Our Methodology explains how we produced our information. Our Site Map helps you find your way in the website. We made this website out of passion for conservation. We spent our own salaries and free time to gather the information and publish it on these websites, in total valuing hundreds of thousands of dollars of professional time. Nobody pays us to do this. We simply want to contribute to conservation. If you appreciate our work, PLEASE visit our site Adopt A Ranger and see how you can make a difference for conservation most effectively: By paying one day of the salary of a ranger, you will make a difference in conserving the lives of thousands of birds, other critters and entire forests. Enjoy!

NATURE DU MONDE est le site Web officiel du World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE, C'est une collection intégrée de sites web qui traitent avec des sujets différents sur nature, conservation de la nature et gestion des ressources naturelles. Lisez ici pourquoi nous avons créé Nature de Monde. Notre Methodologie explique comme nous avons produit nos renseignements. Notre Site Map vous aide trouver votre entrée dans le site web. Beaucoup de plaisir!

NATURALEZA DEL MUNDO es la página Web oficial del World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE, Es una red de páginas Web tratando de temas diferentes relacionados a la naturaleza, la conservación el manejo de recursos naturales, parques nacionales y áreas protegidas. Lea aqui porqué hicimos Naturaleza del Mundo. Nuestra Methodología explica como produjimos la información. Nuestro Mapa del sitio le ayuda encontrar su información en nuestra página web. Disfrute! 

NATUREZA DO MUNDO é o Web site oficial do World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE, Es uma red de páginas Web tratando de temas diferentes relacionados à natureza, la conservação el manejo de recursos naturaleiss, parques nacionais y áreas protegidas. Lea aqui porqué creamos Natureza do Mundo. Nossa Methodología explica como produjimos a informação. Nosso Mapa do sitio le ayuda encontrar sua informação no web site. Desfrute!

NATUR DER GANZEN WELT ist, die offiziellen Website der World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. Es ist ein einheitliches Netzwerk von Web Sites, über Themen wie Natur, Natur-Schutz und natürlichem Ressourcen Quellen Hege. Lesen Sie hier warum wir Natur der ganzen Welt gemacht haben. Un

sere Verfahrensweise erklärt, wie wir unsere Informationen produziert würde. Unsere Site Map  hilft Ihnen Ihren Weg im Website zu finden. Viel Spaß!

NATUUR UIT ALLE STREKEN is, de officiële Website van het World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE. Het is een geïntegreerd Netwerk van websites, over Natuur, Natuurbescherming en het beheer van natuurlijke hulpbronnen. Lesen Sie hier warum wir Natuur uit alle Streken gemacht haben. Onze pagina Methode legt uit, hoe we onze informatie vergaarden. Onze Site Map helpt u op weg door onze website. 

WICE is a worldwide non-government non-profit organization that contributes to the conservation of nature. While it works on a many issues related to the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment, it is particularly committed to the conservation of national parks and other protected areas.

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