EarthTrends Environmental Information

EarthTrends Environmental Information is a comprehensive database maintained by the World Resources Institute. There’s a massive amount of information available, including environmental data, economic data, population data, governance data, health data etc.


The information is grouped into ten categories:

  • Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
  • Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Climate and Atmosphere
  • Population, Health and Human Well-being
  • Economics, Business and the Environment
  • Energy and Resources
  • Biodiversity and Protected Areas
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Forests, Grasslands and Drylands
  • Environmental Governance and Institutions

For each of these categories, you can:

  • search the database to produce reports of the data that you need
  • see the data represented visually on maps
  • view pre-formatted summary data on a country-by-country basis
  • follow links to related feature articles
  • view or download tabular data

You can only perform three searches per day without registering, but registration allows unlimited free access.

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