Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information.
WildFinder is a GIS tool for researching Earth's animals. The home page offers two approaches to the database. Search by Place allows users to zoom in on an ecoregion and generate a list of species that live there; Search by Species shows geographic distribution and is searchable by scientific or common name. You can also Search by Place.