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The International Environment Library Consortium was founded to provide access to array of resources in environment, ecology, wildlife, natural resources, business, and economics, and to make resources from major publishers affordable at the not-for-profit scale.  The first consortium designed for non-academic institutions, the IELC was founded in 2009 as a cooperative licensing partnership, and will undertake new development projects over time for products and services that would benefit members.

The IELC is not yet an independent 501(c)3 organization.  We operate through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the membership.

The IELC's founding members are:

* World Wildlife Fund
* World Resources Institute
* Wildlife Conservation Society
* The Nature Conservancy
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The IELC is administered by the World Resources Institute

Mary M. Maguire, Director Library Services
WRI Library
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