Brazil joins the Global Biodiversity Information Facility

By Karina Toledo
Agência FAPESP – After more than a decade of mobilization and expectations from the local scientific community, Brazil officially joined the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) – the largest multilateral initiative to make data on biodiversity available on the Internet.
 
The network is composed of 58 countries and 46 organizations that gather information about the occurrence of plant, animal and microorganism species registered in herbaria, museums, zoological collections and microbial collections, in addition to data observation systems.
 
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Source and Photo: FAPESP, November 28th, 2012
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