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GBIF brochure, 2012 edition


A 6-page information brochure that provides a clear and concise overview of what GBIF is and does. The brochure includes short descriptions of the various areas of GBIF’s work, a few examples of achievements and use and links to where people can go for further information.


Tim Hirsch


GBIF Secretariat, Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) was set up by governments in 2001 to encourage and facilitate free and open access to biodiversity data, via the Internet. It enables anyone, anywhere to discover and use information about all types of life on Earth, gathered over centuries and held in many different formats. The data mobilized by GBIF’s network of countries, institutions and individuals support science, decisions and public awareness about biodiversity. GBIF delivers data that underpin research on the world’s species – generating knowledge to help conserve and sustainably use the biological resources on which all of us depend.

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GBIF (2012). GBIF brochure. 6 pages. Copenhagen. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Available online at


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