Participation

Being part of the GBIF community

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This is a list of all countries, organizations and economies currently participating in GBIF through signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Click on the name of each Participant to get full contact details, as well as news and information about biodiversity data publication and use.

Voting Participants

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Countries that have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding and agree to make a basic financial contribution to GBIF core funds.

Participant Node Institution Member since
Andorra GBIF Andorra 2010
Argentina GBIF Argentina 2002
Australia Atlas of Living Australia 2001
Belgium Belgium Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Benin GBIF Benin 2004
Burkina Faso FasoBIF 2007
Chile GBIF Chile 2009
Colombia Colombian Biodiversity Information System 2003
Costa Rica Costa Rica Biodiversity Facility 2001
Denmark DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Estonia GBIF Estonia 2003
Finland GBIF Finland 2001
France GBIF France 2001
Germany GBIF Germany 2001
Ghana Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Iceland GBIF Iceland 2001
Ireland National Biodiversity Data Centre 2008
Japan GBIF Japan 2001
Kenya GBIF Kenya 2008
Korea, Republic of Korean Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Madagascar GBIF Madagascar 2003
Mauritania GBIF Mauritania 2009
Mexico Biodiversity Information System of Mexico 2001
Netherlands Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
New Zealand GBIF New Zealand 2001
Norway GBIF Norway 2004
Peru GBIF Peru 2002
Portugal GBIF Portugal 2001
Slovakia GBIF Slovakia 2001
Slovenia GBIF Slovenia 2001
South Africa South African Biodiversity Information Facility 2003
Spain GBIF Spain 2001
Sweden GBIF Sweden 2001
Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania Biodiversity Information Facility 2002
Uganda GBIF Uganda 2009
United Kingdom National Biodiversity Information Network 2001
United States U.S. Geological Survey 2001

37 Voting Participants

Associate Country Participants

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Countries that have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding but do not make a financial contribution to GBIF core funds, and do not have a vote on the GBIF Governing Board.

Participant Node Institution Member since
Austria GBIF Austria 2001
Brazil GBIF Brazil 2012
Canada Canada Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Central African Republic GBIF Central African Republic 2011
Congo Republic of Congo 2011
Guinea GBIF Guinea 2005
India GBIF India 2003
Indonesia Indonesian Biodiversity Information Facility 2004
Israel Israel 2013
Luxembourg GBIF Luxembourg 2008
Pakistan GBIF Pakistan 2001
Philippines GBIF Philippines 2005
Poland Polish Biodiversity Information Network 2001
Switzerland GBIF Switzerland 2001
Togo GBIF Togo 2009

15 Associate Country Participants

Other Associate Participants

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Intergovernmental organizations, international organizations and other organizations with an international scope, and economies, that have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding.

Participant Member since
Albertine Rift Conservation Society 2010
Asean Centre for Biodiversity 2009
BioNET-AndinoNet 2007
BioNET-INTERNATIONAL 2001
Bioversity International 2007
Botanic Gardens Conservation International 2004
Chinese Academy of Sciences 2013
Chinese Taipei 2001
Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo 2006
Consortium for the Barcode of Life 2005
Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities 2007
Discover Life 2008
Diversitas International 2007
Encyclopedia of Life 2008
Endangered Wildlife Trust 2008
European Environment Agency 2010
Integrated Taxonomic Information System 2001
Inter American Biodiversity Information Network 2001
International Barcode of Life (iBOL) 2011
International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology 2004
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development 2009
International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) 2008
Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) 2010
Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCA) 2004
NatureServe 2001
Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NORDGEN) 2004
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) 2001
Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum (PBIF) 2004
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) 2008
Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data (SMEBD) 2009
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 2007
Species 2000 2001
Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG) 2002
United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) 2001
VertNet 2013
Wildscreen 2003
World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) 2002

37 Other Associate Participants