11.5 million Spanish biodiversity records in GBIF
Several biodiversity databases have been recently added or updated to GBIF.ES: aquatic wintering bird census from the Basque Government with 9,836 records, data base of bird ring-recovery data from the Aranzadi Sciences Society with 558,827 records, Vascular Plants herbarium of the Natural History Museum of Alava with 86,833 records, database of Flora Mycologica Iberica project (Real Jardín Botánico - CSIC) with 54,138 records, MCNB-Malac (34,586) and MCNB-ZG (1,693) collections of the Natural History Museum of Barcelona and the bryophytes database of the Biodiversity databank of Catalonia. As a consequence the Spanish contribution to the GBIF network surpasses 11.5 MILLION RECORDS. This has been possible thanks to the effort made by the institutions, projects and people involved. Thus, Spain is still one of the top ten countries in the world with the highest number of biodiversity records published. Data and their metadata are available through GBIF's data portals (www.gbif.org and http://datos.gbif.es).