GBIF | Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Free and open access to biodiversity data

Skeleton shrimp - Caprella penantis Leach, 1814 - collected by Rojas, L. M. near Thimble Islands, CT, USA. Photo by Eric A. Lazo-Wasem via Yale Peabody Museum.

What is GBIF?

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

Resources and documentation

Community forum

Join the conversation and get answers to data use related questions