BIFA: Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia

BIFA provides supplementary support for GBIF-related activities that address regional needs for mobilizing and using biodiversity data


BIFA—the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia—provides supplementary support for existing activities within the GBIF network, addressing the needs of regional researchers and policymakers through mobilization and use of biodiversity data.

The programme is the outcome of a contribution from the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan, earmarked for activities in Asia.

Activities supported by BIFA will help establish and strengthen national biodiversity information facilities, expand the GBIF network in the region and add to the ability of Asian researchers and decision-makers to access data required for the management of the region’s biodiversity.

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