Rare natural elements are plant and animal populations, natural plant communities, bird nesting colonies, caves and other elements in nature that are important for biodiversity conservation.
This page contains links to lists with General Information About Rare Natural Elements as well as Locations of Rare Natural Elements.
CSV (comma separated value) files that can be imported into most database, spreadsheet or GIS programs including Excel, Access, ArcGIS, QGIS and many more. The user can then filter and sort the data by many criteria as well as join the data to map layer shapefiles below to do GIS analysis.
ESRI shapefiles of the map layers used in this data portal. These can be joined with CSV files above to do GIS analysis and make maps.
When opened in Google Earth, these KMZ (zipped KML) map layers allow the user to click on locations and get rare natural elements found there. This works best if the Google Earth menu item Tools/Options/General Tab/Display is set to "Show results in external browser".