JBIF: Japan Node of Global Biodiversity Information Facility

The GBIF Secretariat publishes GBits, the electronic newsletter, and GBIF MESSAGE MATE, a short informational report, which are both available online. The newsletters cover the usual activities of GBIF, upcoming events, and other topics. The GBIF MESSAGE MATE introduces meetings, articles, publications, etc. that are closely connected to GBIF. In addition, these documents provide links to relevant newsletters released by the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), an international initiative expected to contribute greatly to biodiversity research in the future.