iBOL News & Events
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has joined the International Barcode of Life Consortium, making India the 33rd nation to indicate its commitment to advancing knowledge of global biodiversity through DNA-based analysis.
The new German Barcode of Life project, GBOL III: Dark Taxa will commence on July 1st, 2020. The project is funded by a 5.3 million Euro grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The Barcode of Life Data System, developed at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph in Canada, has been selected for inclusion in the Clarivate Analytics’ Data Citation Index on the Web of Science platform.
Almost 200 people from Latin America were connected through Zoom on June 24, 2020 to see Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs discuss their work in Costa Rica and their journey to BioAlfa.
Ecological interactions that cross domains of life have major impacts on ecosystems and human health. Although the COVID-19 pandemic makes this point with destructive clarity, it is clear that zoonotic pathogens pose a standing threat to our species.
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Ms. Mrema joined the CBD Secretariat in Montreal (Canada) in December 2019 as Acting Executive Secretary.
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, advocate of bioliteracy and supporter of BioAlfa, to lead the Global Environment Facility until 2024
Mr. Rodríguez has been a long time advocate of biodiversity conservation and has been actively involved in facilitating BioAlfa, the first bioliteracy project conducted at a national level.
The Australian Government has awarded $36 million to a new research program led by Monash University, Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF).