The Bouchout Declaration on Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management has been successfully launched on June 12 at the Bouchout Castle, National Botanic Garden Meise, Belgium during the final meeting of the EU-funded pro-Biosphere project.
57 organizations and 58 individuals signed the Declaration, including some of the largest natural history institutions like Kew, Naturalis, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin, Harvard MCZ, California Academy of Sciences, InBIO and the Brazilian Virtual Herbarium of Flora and Fungi; scientific institutions like GBIF, IUBS or the Belgian Science Policy Office.
The Declaration remains open to sign – please consider discussing its principles, consider implementing them and ultimately to sign it.
Within the first three weeks of the launch of the Bouchout Declaration on Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management, the number of signatories reached more than 200. This is an unprecedented sign of the biodiversity community to...
During the final event of the pro-iBiosphere project a panel of representatives of the biodiversity community discussed the potential impact of the Declaration.