GBIF | Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Free and open access to biodiversity data

Ophiocten sericeum (Forbes, 1852) observed near Svalbard. Photo by Andreas Altenburger (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) via The Nansen Legacy Project.

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.

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