Mission of GBIF
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an intergovermental organisation created in 2001 to facilitate the free sharing and access to biodiversity data.
Search species occurrences, by scientific name, locality of observer. You can make a simple search, of use the advanced search to use several search criteria.
Get species occurrence records searching for an area or locality.
Learn more about Portuguese institutions or organisations that publish biodiversity data through GBIF. You can search also for records published by each institution.
Explore datasets published by Portuguese institutions, based either on biological collections of in biodiversity databases.
Publish biodiversity data
GBIF promotes and facilitates biodiversity data publishing by national institutions. It is possible to publish occurrence, sample-based or checklist data, using data standards and software adopted by GBIF.
GBIF Portugal provides support, training and infrastructure facilities for the uso of these tools.
News and Events
An interdisciplinary team of 19 researchers from seven European countries discussed machine learning solutions to extract information contained in the world's natural history collections. Machine learning will allow us to collect data faster, but may also allow the collection of new...
Brazil is home to one of the richest biodiversity in the world, with 49,993 plants (28%) and 119,640 animals (78%) species catalogued (Brazilian Flora 2020 and Taxonomic Catalog of the Brazilian Fauna). Consequently, a greater rate of animal records would be expected in the Brazilian...
Figueira R, 2021. GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Agricultura 4.0 - Promoção da Sustentabilidade para o Setor Europeu do Vinho, no âmbito da PPUE. Online, 16-06-2021.
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)Free and open access to biodiversity data
GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and research 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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About the participation of Portugal
Portuguese Node of GBIF (GBIF Portugal)Pretendemos promover a participação portuguesa através da publicação e uso de dados
Free and open sharing of primary biodiversity data enriches knowledge and value of Portuguese and global biodiversity.
To promote the integration of Portuguese data providers and biodiversity information resources into
the GBIF network, and the availability of biodiversity data for scientific research and to be used by society.
Support the communityPromote the use and participation of the national community on GBIF
The action of GBIF Portugal seeks to increase the capacity of the national community, supporting it through training, infrastructure and promotion of data publication by national institutions. This activity extends, through cooperation, to the other GBIF members and CPLP countries.