The Biodiversity Information Infrastructure in Latin American begins its actitvity and launches its new website. This new initiative is seen as a strategic platform for collaboration and scientific communication whose purpose is to contribute significantly to make the biodiversity information relevant to the region available to the scientific community, and support the management and sustainable development in the region. I3B is a thematic network of CYTED and involves centers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Venezuela and Spain. I3B activities will revolve around four main themes to be developed annually. These are: Collections (2012), Conservation (2013), Use and analysis of data (2014) and Digital Documents (2015).