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Mapping Asia Plants

Mapping Asia Plants (MAP) provides a database and standardized workflow for mappingAsia plant species. It is available to comprehensive basic information andinterdisciplinary data mining for plant diversity conservation and research.MAP aims to collect, integrate Asia plant diversity resources and to develop aplatform of Asia plant diversity.

From the distribution of online data resources of global biodiversity, the plant information available in Asia is still limited and scattered. The plant distribution data in Asia accounts for less than 2% in GBIF (By December 2018). Till now, there is no ...

Species Conservation

Climate change and human activities pose a significant threat to many species in the world. Many organizations are founded to stop the dramatically decline trend.

Despite being charismatic insects, who have captured the imagination of many cultures, and their crucial role as models ...

Animals Asia
Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in ...


Southeast Asia is not only a hotspot of biodiversity and cultural diversity, but also an important area to implement "The Belt and Road Initiatives". However, there are big gaps in biodiversity data generation, sharing and application. It is difficult to support the biodiversity assessment and conservation at a regional or continental level, due to the lack of communications among the existing platforms. The SEADiv aims at integrating plant biodiversity distribution information based on the network and data resources, such as NSII, GBIF and ABCDNet. It covers the information of species, specimen, literature, research institutions, projects and personel, etc  

National Strategy

National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are the principal instruments for implem-enting the Convention at the national level. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  requires countries to prepare a national biodiversity strategy (or equivalent instrument) and to ensure…

Case Study

Data discovered and accessed through ABCDNet or ABCDNet's Members are being used in a widening variety of scientific applications, many of which have direct relevance to the key policy issues related to biodiversity. Geographical sampling bias in a large distributional database and …

Related Museums in Asia

With the development of human society, the importance of biodiversity is valued by more and more people and countries. It is now a hot topic around the world and many museums are set up carrying out biodiversity conservation in Asia countries.