Since 2005 the coordination unit collects and publishes information about institutions that produce, add or manage data and information on biodiversity. This information gives context to the data published on biodiversity in the country, allows to determine the State of knowledge and set priorities on them, by the scientific nature, either from the point of view of the management and conservation of biodiversity and the environment.
This section comprises information related to sources of data on biodiversity in Spain and its metadata. The data can be digitized or not, published on line or not. When there is availability of data online, data access URLs, we provide either of each resource portals or the GBIF network. The aim of this "registry" is to give the fullest idea of what we know about biodiversity data collected and available in our area, where they are and in what context. You can access this information, detailed and constantly updated, through searches.
Information concerning institutions, collections and databases is mainly collected through the forms completed by those responsible for data sets. Credits section describes the different sources of information, one of these sources is the European BioCASE project. In this project, a questionnaire was prepared in order to gather information about European Natural History Collections. This questionnaire, with relevant amendments and adaptations, remains one of the main tools for obtaining the information offered in this record. In the registration/updates section, you can get more information in this regard. offers in this register.
GENERAL REPORT 2015
In this 5th edition, "Report of biological collections and databases, biodiversity in Spain - 2015", presents data and statistics from the past two years and a half (from June until December 2014) about the state of biological collections and databases of the 176 related entities. It can be accessed trough PDF (in Spanish).
These entities have a total of 446 resources or 30.865.726 records, between collections (369) and databases (41), of which 172 are published through the GBIF Portal, which represents a total of 10.196.643 published records. With respect to the previous report (June 2012) 27 new collections have been incorporated into the infrastructure of GBIF, and the number of published records has grown on 2.680.105 records.
5 categories (zoological, botanical, paleontological. microbiological and mix) were distinguished in the previous report, this time it has been necessary to subdivide these categories to show better the information due to the diversity of the living beings represented.
Furthermore, it is possible to access to detailed and updated using the following search engine, which allows querying for collections and projects, centers and people.
REGISTRATION AND UPDATES (QUESTIONNARIES)
As mentioned before, questionnaires are one of the main information sources to elaborate this report. There are two kind of questionnaires depending on the origin of data, one for centers and collections and another one for biodiversity data bases not associated to any collection.
Each questionnaire is divided in two parts as centers/projects can contain more than one collection/database: Part A (data related to centres/projects) y Part B (data from collections/databases).
- Centres and Natural History Collections Questionnaire
- Biodiversity Data Bases Questionnaire
Please send your corrections and additions by filling the pertinent questionnaires and send them to email@example.com.