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History

10-13 Mar 1996, Manila (Philippines), at workshop sponsored by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the Species 2000 Programme having been established by International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) in cooperation with Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). UK Registered Company: 3479405.

Aims

As a federation of existing taxonomic databases, stimulate establishment of global species databases by accelerating completion of existing databases and developing new ones, so as to eventually provide a uniform and validated quality index of names of all known species of plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, to be used as a neutral scientific baseline in relation to world species biodiversity; develop procedures to maintain the databases and update taxonomy; cooperate with international authorities in stabilizing nomenclature.

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Activities

Technical Groups (2): Software; Taxonomic. Organizes meetings and workshops. Together with Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) of North America formed the 'Catalogue of Life (CoL)' programme, collating a uniform and validated index to the world's known species, for use as a practical tool in inventorying and monitoring biodiversity worldwide.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 11 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E3769

Last News Received

2015
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