Global Biodiversity Information Facility


The Global Biodiversity Information Facility is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments that provides free and open access to biodiversity data.

Dataset Location: GBIF

Site Location: Global
Site(s) Georeferenced: Yes

Timespan: 1700s - Present

Data collected: species id, location

Conditions for use: GBIF is an open access facility. GBIF contributors are encouraged to use a Creative Commons Zero license, or otherwise CC-BY and CC-BY-NA. GBIF data sharing and use should be clearly attributed.

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Citation/ Distributing Author: Users should cite the data in accordance with the 'dataset citation provided by the publisher' (As per Data Use Policy).

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