GBIF | Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Free and open access to biodiversity data

Varanus salvator subsp. macromaculatus Deraniyagala, 1944 observed in Lumphini Park, Bangkok, Thailand by William Wheeler (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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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