BIFA programme supports four projects to benefit 14 countries in Asia

The Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) has awarded €106,000 to four projects that support the data needs of the region’s researchers and policy makers.

Yushan National Park, Taiwan. Photo by Kailing3, via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY SA 3.0.

The Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) has awarded €106,000 to four projects that support the data needs of the region’s researchers and policy makers.

The projects aim to enhance data publishing capacity in 14 Asian countries and engage eight current GBIF members as well as potential new participants in the region.

The four projects include:

The projects leverage an additional €92,250 in co-funding from GBIF nodes and agencies. The fund will also support the next meeting of GBIF Asian nodes in the Philippines in July.

BIFA will also be used to support the next meeting of GBIF Asian nodes in the Philippines in July. The fund is the outcome of a supplementary contribution of €156,000 from  the government of Japan intended to support GBIF network activities in Asia.