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Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission

The FWC protects and manages...

  • More than 575 species of wildlife
  • More than 200 native species of freshwater fish
  • More than 500 native species of saltwater fish

Bio Agencies on the Web

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    National Science Foundation (NSF)

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

  • U.S. National Institutes of Health
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
  • National Academy of Sciences
    The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.
  • Institute of Medicine
    The nation turns to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies for science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health. A nonprofit organization specifically created for this purpose as well as an honorific membership organization, the IOM was chartered in 1970 as a component of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture (FAO)
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations features FAO statement on biotechnology, country policy documents, FAO's activities, access to an electronic forum and much more.
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
    Locate information regarding national issues (Health Care, Food and Agriculture, Industrial and Environmental Bioethics, Intellectual Property and more ) surrounding the biotechnology industry.
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)NCBI national resource for molecular biology information within the United States. Locate information on understanding molecular processes affecting human health and disease.
  • Center for Disease Control      The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.