Information about breeding populations/genetic material is recorded in the database (DAD-IS) of The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The FAO also plays an important coordinating role, promoting conservation and sustainable use of Animal Genetic Resources. FAO co-ordinates the global assessment of domestic animal diversity and the development and implementation of the global strategy for AnGR.
The Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) has the task to regularly monitor status and trends of animal genetic resources in the Netherlands. CGN works closely with the Dutch Rare Breeds Foundation and with individual breed associations. CGN constantly updates the EFABIS database in cooperation with these partners.
The European Regional Focal Point ( ERFP) for AnGR is part of an officially recognized global network of FAO on AnGR. The ERFP was founded to enhance collaboration between national coordinators for AnGR in 37 European countries.