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Why publish data through GBIF?

By joining GBIF as data provider, there are several benefits for the institutions that hold the data, for nature conservation, and for society, including:

  •      Higher exposure of biodiversity data, making them easily accessible to the global community;
  •      Values the biological collection biological of the biodiversity database through the increasing use of data;
  •      Allows the production of new knowledge, facilitating the integration of information from many different sources, which combination hardly would occur without GBIF infrastructure;
  •      Facilitates data review by experts, which scientific reviews may return to the original resource, increasing its value;
  •      Promotes good management of natural resources, facilitating the development of systematic conservation planning for biodiversity;
  •      Improves the quality of environmental impact assessments, with benefits for nature and society.