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Canada resumes full participation in GBIF

Long-time national partner becomes 40th voting participant

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Short-tailed swallowtail (Papilio brevicauda) found in eastern Canadian provinces surrounding the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Photo by Jody Allair licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.


Final BID call for proposals seeks projects from sub-Saharan Africa

GBIF invites concept notes for two-stage selection process under the EU-funded Biodiversity Information for Development programme.

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Picasso bug (Sphaerocoris annulus). © 2013 Jeremy Roberts

Picasso bug (Sphaerocoris annulus). Used by permission © 2013 Jeremy Roberts.


Poland elevates commitment to GBIF by becoming Voting Participant

Long-time Associate Participant is 39th full national member and 19th among European countries.

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Tatra Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica)

Tatra Chamois, Kozica tatrzańska in Polish (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica), Tatra mountains, Poland.


63.8 million new observations increase eBird total to 275 million records

Annual refresh of massive citizen science project grows by 30 per cent, showing biggest percentage gains in Asia and Europe

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Map of eBird Observational Dataset 2015 update

Map of eBird Observational Dataset 2015 update from demo.gbif.org.


'Names in November' workshop targets single shared species list

Partnership with taxonomic community and Catalogue of Life aims to achieve a single, sustainable information service for species names 

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Call for nominations opens for 2017 Young Researchers Awards

GBIF invites nominations from its national Participants for the 2017 Young Researchers Awards, which will focus on publication of datasets that give rich information on species observed or collected in particular sampling events.

April 12th, 2017