The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the latest organization to join the GBIF community. It is now an Associate Participant in the network.
The state of Israel has become an Associate Participant, following signature of the Memorandum of Understanding by the director of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA).
Seventy professionals from various agencies in Indonesia took part in a workshop on integrated biodiversity data management, as part of a GBIF mentoring project.
The GBIF Secretariat has announced support for three co-ordinated projects aimed at promoting publication of peer-reviewed biodiversity ‘data papers’ in Spain, Latin America and Asia.
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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.