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Biodiversity

To save a living planet

science at its foundation.
an intrinsic connection to nature at its heart.

The international barcode of life consortium

is enabling humanity to protect all life,
including our own.

Discover how the ability to

read biodiversity will impact you

Explore the simple way that

we can read life on our planet

Imagine a world with biodiversity

identification at your fingertips

Our Plans

iBOL will establish a global biomonitoring system that will track ecosystems and reveal symbiomes while completing the inventory of life before the middle of this century by completing three projects:

 

BARCODE 500K

BIOSCAN

PLANETARY BIODIVERSITY MISSION

BIOSCAN

The 2nd iBOL PROJECT

2019 – 2025 

BIOSCAN will allow us to forecast changes in biodiversity in response to anthropogenic drivers as well as deepen our understanding of species interactions by probing the symbiome, that is, the array of mitochondrial sequences recovered from a specimen indicative of the species associated with it.

 

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About us

The International Barcode of Life consortium is a research alliance of nations
undertaking the largest biodiversity science initiative:

create a digital identification system for life that is accessible to everyone

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