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Genetic Resources Conservation Program - A University of California Program, concerned with California's biological diversity and its conservation in the broadest sense: onsite and offsite conservation of the native flora and fauna, collections of germplasm amassed for agricultural, medicinal, and industrial uses, and collections of genetic stocks, tissues, cells, and DNA developed for teaching and research purposes.

International Plant Genetic Resources Institute - IPGRI is an international research institute with a mandate to advance the conservation and use of genetic diversity for the well-being of present and future generations. The site contains extensive information on regional activities and networks, country information, specific crops, training materials, legal and technical documents.

Plant Genetic Resources Links - A page of links to International organizations.

National Invertebrate Genetic Resources Program - A program of the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Goals include: preservation of reference specimens, maintenance of genetically important germplasm, documentation of specific insect stocks, management of databases, distribution of material to researchers and breeders.

Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources - Postgraduate program at the University of Birmingham and Kew Botanic Gardens -- training in plant in situ and ex situ genetic conservation and sustainable utilisation.

UK Focal Point on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing - Although the UK has not introduced specific legislation to regulate access to genetic resources, this website provides information to assist those that may wish to access genetic resources in the UK and its dependent territories.