Humans benefit from biodiversity in many aspects of our lives on Earth, ranging from our food, clothing, and shelter to economic activities. To maintain biodiversity, we need to know how it works and how to conserve it. JBIF (formerly GBIF Japan Node) is working to consolidate and disseminate information on biodiversity in Japan both domestically and internationally, to ensure that the information can be shared with the world and freely viewed and used by anyone.
・Release specimens/observation data through the GBIF/JBIF website
・Promote the use of biodiversity information
・Collaborate with museums and ecosystem observation networks
・Provide information on species names and promote DNA barcoding