This is a list of all countries, organizations and economies currently participating in GBIF through signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Click on the name of each Participant to get full contact details, as well as news and information about biodiversity data publication and use.

Voting participant

Countries that have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding and agree to make a basic financial contribution to GBIF core funds.

Participant Node Institution Member since
Andorra GBIF Andorra 2010
Argentina GBIF Argentina 2002
Australia Atlas of Living Australia 2001
Belgium Belgian Biodiversity Platform 2001
Benin GBIF Benin 2004
Canada Canada Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Central African Republic GBIF Central African Republic 2011
Colombia Colombian Biodiversity Information System 2003
Costa Rica Costa Rica Biodiversity Facility 2001
Denmark DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Estonia GBIF Estonia 2003
Finland GBIF Finland 2001
France GBIF France 2001
Germany GBIF Germany 2001
Ghana Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Guinea GBIF Guinea 2005
Iceland GBIF Iceland 2001
Ireland National Biodiversity Data Centre 2008
Kenya GBIF Kenya 2008
Korea, Republic of Korean Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
Luxembourg GBIF Luxembourg 2008
Madagascar GBIF Madagascar 2003
Mauritania GBIF Mauritania 2009
Mexico Biodiversity Information System of Mexico 2001
Netherlands Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility 2001
New Zealand GBIF New Zealand 2001
Norway GBIF Norway 2004
Peru GBIF Peru 2002
Poland Polish Biodiversity Information Network 2001
Portugal GBIF Portugal 2001
Slovakia GBIF Slovakia 2001
Slovenia GBIF Slovenia 2001
South Africa South African Biodiversity Information Facility 2003
Spain GBIF Spain 2001
Sweden GBIF Sweden 2001
Switzerland GBIF Switzerland 2001
Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania Biodiversity Information Facility 2002
Togo GBIF Togo 2009
Uganda GBIF Uganda 2009
United Kingdom National Biodiversity Network 2001
United States U.S. Geological Survey 2001
Uruguay GBIF Uruguay 2009

Associate Country Participant

Countries that have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding but do not make a financial contribution to GBIF core funds, and do not have a vote on the GBIF Governing Board.

Participant Node Institution Member since
Brazil GBIF Brazil 2012
Chile GBIF Chile 2009
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015
Ecuador GBIF Ecuador 2016
India GBIF India 2003
Indonesia Indonesian Biodiversity Information Facility 2004
Israel GBIF Israel 2013
Japan GBIF Japan 2001
Malawi GBIF Malawi 2015
Mali GBIF Mali 2017
Niger GBIF Niger 2016
Nigeria GBIF Nigeria 2016

Other Associate Participant

Intergovernmental organizations, international organizations and other organizations with an international scope, and economies, that have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding.

Participant Member since
Albertine Rift Conservation Society 2010
Andean Network of BioNET-INTERNATIONAL 2007
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity 2009
Biodiversity Heritage Library 2014
Bioversity International 2007
Botanic Gardens Conservation International 2004
Canadensys 2014
Chinese Academy of Sciences 2013
Chinese Taipei 2001
Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo 2006
Consortium for the Barcode of Life 2005
Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities 2007
Discover Life 2008
Encyclopedia of Life 2008
Endangered Wildlife Trust 2008
European Environment Agency 2010
Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network 2015
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability 2010
iDigBio 2017
Integrated Taxonomic Information System 2001
International Barcode of Life Consortium 2011
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development 2009
International Long Term Ecological Research 2008
Naturalis Biodiversity Center 2014
Natural Science Collections Alliance 2004
NatureServe 2001
Nordic Genetic Resource Center 2004
Plazi 2015
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research 2008
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme 2017
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 2007
Species 2000 2001
Taxonomic Databases Working Group 2002
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre 2001
VertNet 2013
World Federation for Culture Collections 2002

GBIF Affiliate

Institutions with a formal partnership agreement with GBIF Secretariat defining specific areas of collaboration, in the form of a Memorandum of Cooperation or equivalent.

Affiliate Affiliate since
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna 2016
Data Observation Network for Earth 2014
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation 2014
Ocean Biogeographic Information System 2001