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
iBOL will establish a global biomonitoring system and complete the inventory of life before the middle of this century by completing three projects:
PLANETARY BIODIVERSITY MISSION
The 2nd iBOL PROJECT
2019 – 2025
BIOSCAN will analyze 250 million specimens while expanding barcode coverage to 2.5 million species.
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
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 its...