What is IABIN?

The Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN) fosters technical collaboration and coordination among countries of the Americas in collection, sharing, and use of biodiversity information relevant to policy and decision-making on natural resources conservation and development.


  • Enhance infrastructure for biodiversity information exchange.
  • Strengthen technical capacity to exchange biodiversity information and expertise across political and institutional boundaries.
  • Enhance capacity to store, use, and distribute scientifically sound and updated biodiversity information.
  • Produce or adapt information products for decision makers (tools for decision-making) so they formulate effective environmental management policies and promote sustainable development in the region.

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