Global Biodiversity Information Facility

About This Project

Brief description: GBIF is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

Data types: occurrences, specimens, observations, eDNA, sequences, taxon names, taxonomies, collection catalogue, images, literature, training materials. 

Services: portal, Cloud-based downloads, search engine, RESTful JSON based API, taxonomic comparisons, collection catalogue.


API: RESTful JSON based: