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Latest Global Biodiversity Information Facility Stories

2013-07-26 13:49:58

Environmental consultants, research ecologists, nature conservation agencies, city managers, translators, and many others, all need to put names to plants at one time or another.

2013-05-13 13:02:53

Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century.

2012-07-06 11:42:31

Public to play major role in mobilizing expanded range of data needed to preserve vital functions of life on Earth, conference concludes.

2012-03-14 21:22:33

Aligning standards will help share information on biodiversity yet to be discovered.

2011-12-19 13:23:13

A new German-based project is setting out to rescue biodiversity data at risk of being lost, because they are not integrated in institutional databases, are kept in outdated digital storage systems, or are not properly documented.

2011-12-15 13:01:29

A comprehensive framework to encourage and facilitate the sharing of biodiversity data has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

2011-11-11 18:31:58

Analysis of a massive set of mammal data accessed through the GBIF Data Portal has helped quantify the influence of various environmental factors on which species are present in a particular area.

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2008-02-25 13:05:00

The first 30,000 pages of a massive online Encyclopedia of Life were unveiled today at the prestigious Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference in Monterey, California.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.