JBIF is dedicated to the collection, application, and dissemination of biodiversity-related data within Japan.
JBIF (Japan Node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility) is the organization carrying out the activities of GBIF in Japan.
Its main role is to promote the use and global dissemination of biodiversity related data.
Since 2007, JBIF has been operated as part of the Information Center Establishment Program of the National BioResource Project funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT).
Specifically, there are three institutions--the National Institute of Genetics, the University of Tokyo, and the National Museum of Nature and Science--working in cooperation to accomplish this task.
The Japan Node Strategy
In 2012, the Japan Node established the following strategic goals:
- Increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity information.
- Improve the biodiversity-related functions of museums.
- Communicate the importance of biodiversity information to the public and policy makers.
- Strengthen the Japan Node's organizational presence.
- Seek out partnerships with related projects.
- Demonstrate leadership in collaborative activities within Asia.
This pamphlet introduces the activities of JBIF, GBIF, and the importance of biodiversity information.