The Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia will use a financial contribution from Japan's Ministry of the Environment to support regional data-related activities that address key research and policy needs.
A new guide that helps generate data for conservation policy using camera trap images is among the major products of a three-year capacity-building project involving GBIF and partners in India and Norway.
Held in New Delhi in September, the GBIF Public Symposium featured speakers outlining recent developments in biodiversity informatics and highlighting innovative research uses of GBIF-mediated data. Watch on-demand videos of the live-stream coverage.
Indian Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, has stated India’s commitment to developing a robust digital infrastructure for biodiversity data at the opening of GB21in New Delhi.
The Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences has published the first portion of its historic plant collection—a dataset consisting of 163,199 species occurrence records from Yunnan province in southwest China.
Climate change will make many parts of North Africa unsuitable for growing date palms, according to research using occurrence data accessed via GBIF to generate models based on future conditions of temperature and moisture.