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Nigeria joins GBIF as national member

Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, has become the latest country to join GBIF as an Associate Participant.

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African giant skipper, by Adedotun Ajibade

African giant skipper (Pyrrhochalcia iphis), Lufasi Forest Park, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Photo CC BY-NC 2015 Adedotun Ajibade, via iNaturalist.org


Ecuador joins GBIF as an associate participant

Ecuador is the latest country to join the GBIF network, bringing the total number of national participants to 56. 

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Three network projects awarded 2016 capacity enhancement support grants

A total of €23,300 in funding will support the work of GBIF nodes and partners in five countries while addressing priority areas of interest within the network.

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GBIF Portugal seminar in Guinee-Bissau

The collaboration between GBIF Portugal and GBIF Spain will extend the reach of previous training activities, like this recent GBIF Portugal seminar in Guinee-Bissau. Photo courtesy of Nó Português do GBIF.


GBIF opens BID calls for proposals from the Caribbean and the Pacific

GBIF invites the submission of proposals for funding from the Caribbean and the Pacific under for the EU-funded Biodiversity Information for Development programme.

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Mangrove island

Mangrove island, Caye Caulker, Belize. CC BY-NC-SA 2009, CameliaTWU.


Survey seeks input on using and publishing data on invasive alien species

The GBIF task group on data fitness for use in research on invasive alien species (IAS) is seeking survey responses from data users and data holders intended to help improve both the suitability and the access to data for use in invasion biology and related fields.

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Ciona intestinalis. Photo by Brent Wilson

Ciona intestinalis. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 2009 Brent Wilson

 

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New Darwin Core spreadsheet templates simplify data preparation and publishing

A new set of pre-configured Microsoft Excel templates for uploading data to an Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) installation are now available. The files can help guide data holders while capturing and formatting simple species checklists, occurrence data and sampling event data.

The inclusion of Darwin Core (DwC) terms as column headers ensures that data from the templates maps to an IPT instance accurately. Each template provides inline help and instructions, and versions containing example data from real data-sets provide an additional model.

September 27th, 2016