Member Status


GBIF Participant since


GBIF Region


Head of Delegation

Shaw-Jeng Tsai

Participant Node Manager

Mao-Ning Tuanmu

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The Biodiversity Promotion Plan, approved by Taiwan’s Executive Yuan in 2001, recommended the establishment of a national information center, an information exchanging mechanism, and databases for biodiversity. This plan led to the creation of TaiBIF.

TaiBIF is hosted by the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica.

Vision and Mission 

TaiBIF aims to facilitate the integration of domestic biodiversity information and to assist various databases in sharing and exchanging data internationally.

The principles of government-funded biodiversity and ecological data collection and archiving are formulated by TaiBIF and promoted by ROC (Chinese Taipei) National Committee for GBIF. They have been adopted by the Sustainable Development Research Committee and the Biodiversity Promotion Plan.


The TaiBIF Project Director and staff are affiliated to the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica. The Project Co-Director and the Chinese Taipei Node Manager both come from the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Council of Agriculture.

The ROC (Chinese Taipei) National Committee for GBIF is an inter-agency committee on biodiversity data integration and was established in March 2008 to develop data submission policies and to procure unified database format and technology in order to facilitate the integration of Taiwan biodiversity databases.

The main institutions included in the network are the Ministry of Science and Technology (formerly National Science Council), Academia Sinica, the Council of Agriculture,  the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Council of Indigenous Peoples, the Ministry of Education, the Environmental Protection Administration, and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

National Funding 

The Ministry of Science and Technology, the Council of Agriculture and Academia Sinica are the institutions funding TaiBIF.


Shaw-Jeng Tsai
Ministry of Science and TechnologyDepartment of Life Sciences No. 106, Sec. 2 Heping E. Road Da’an District Taipei City, 106 Chinese Taipei Taipei City 106
Chinese Taipei+886 2 2737 7540
Head of Delegation
Chien-Jen Chen
Vice President/ Chair of National Committee for GBIF/Chinese Taipei
Academia SinicaNo. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Road Nangang District Taipei City 115
Chinese Taipei+886 2 2789 9402
Additional Delegate
Dr. Kuo-Fang Chung
Associate Research Fellow
Biodiversity Research CenterAcademia Sinica 128 Academia Road, Section 2 Nankang, Taipei 11529
Chinese Taipei+886-2-27872225
Additional Delegate
Mr. Chau-Chin Lin
Research Fellow
Taiwan Forestry Research InstituteCouncil of Agriculture No. 53, Nanhai Road Zhongzheng District Taipei City 100
Chinese Taipei+886 2 2303 9978 #2660
Additional Delegate
Dr. Ruey-Shing Lin
Research Scientist
Endemic Species Research InstituteNo. 1, Mingsheng E. Road Jiji Township, Nantou County 552
Chinese Taipei+886 049-2761253
Additional Delegate
Dr. Mao-Ning Tuanmu
TaiBIFBiodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd. Nankang, Taipei City 115
Chinese Taipei
Additional Delegate
Dr. Mao-Ning Tuanmu
TaiBIFBiodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd. Nankang, Taipei City 115
Chinese Taipei
Node Manager

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