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iDigBio joins GBIF as organizational member

New Participant coordinates and supports collections digitization in U.S. and globally

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Five Pacific Island projects selected to receive BID funding

Two regional, two national projects and one ‘small grant’ to receive €361,435 in funding while leveraging €250,000 in co-funding.

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Coral, Solomon Islands, by Kelsey Schwenk

Coral, Solomon Islands. Photo by Kelsey Schwenk licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.


Workshops in Trinidad kick off regional activities for BID Caribbean

Attendees seek to build partnerships and capacity for mobilizing the region's biodiversity data 

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Great egret (Ardea alba) among scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Caroni Swamp National Park, Trinidad

Great egret (Ardea alba) among a gathering of scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Caroni Swamp National Park, Trinidad, from iNaturalist Research-grade Observations. Photo 2016 by Sarah Wyatt, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.


2017 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge seeks to liberate open data for discovery and reuse

Annual innovation prize to award €14,000 for tools that enhance the interoperability and reuse of biodiversity records from open-data repositories

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2017 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

GBIF Asia members, partners and regional representatives to meet in Viet Nam

Participants to strengthen engagement, enhance capacity for mobilizing and using biodiversity data among countries and institutions of the region

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Orange-tailed sprite (Ceriagrion auranticum), recorded in Hué, Viet Nam, from the iNaturalist.org Research-grade dataset. Photo 2016 budak CC BY-NC 4.0.

Orange-tailed sprite (Ceriagrion auranticum), recorded in Hué, Viet Nam, from the iNaturalist.org Research-grade dataset. Photo 2016 budak CC BY-NC 4.0.

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