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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

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 and complete 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 analyze 250 million specimens while expanding barcode coverage to 2.5 million species.

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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

NEWS & Events

8th iBOL conference: June 17-20 2019

Conference registration and abstract submission are now open! The NTNU University Museum and the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre in collaboration with NorBOL have the great pleasure of inviting you to the 8th International Barcode of Life Conference in...

iBOL meets to discuss BIOSCAN

On October 12th, iBOL members from 27 countries met at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics in Guelph, Canada to reflect on past achievements and discuss the launch of its next project - BIOSCAN. The three-day meeting signaled the growing strength and commitment of...

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