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3080 Tervuren - Belgium
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DR Congo becomes member of GBIF

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the latest country to become a member of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

 

GBIF provides free and open access to biodiversity data to all. A large number of biodiversity data providers from all over the world are connected to GBIF, giving access to millions of records (specimens and observations).

 

Over half a million data entries in GBIF concern specimens or observations from DR Congo, representing more than 16,000 species. More than half of these records are from Belgian institutions, thanks mainly to collaborations between the RMCA, Botanic Garden Meise, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, with the support of the Federal Science Policy Office, Belgian Development Cooperation, or the European Commission.

 

In becoming an official member of the GBIF, the DRC opens up new perspectives for our Congolese partners, particularly in terms of access to training and funding opportunities.

 

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