Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Free and open access to biodiversity data

Barred Owl (Strix varia) by Laura Clark licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

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What is GBIF?

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an open-data research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth.

Coordinated through its Secretariat in Copenhagen, the GBIF network of member states and organizations—formally known as Participants—provides data-holding institutions around the world with common standards and open-source tools that enable them to share information about where and when species have been recorded.
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