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Inspiring Indian minister opens 21st international GBIF meeting

16 / 09 / 2014, GBIF

The Indian minister Prakash Javadekar, from the ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, opens the 21st international meeting of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) with a plea for open biodiversity data and a robust biodiversity data infrastructure.

The Indian upcoming economy and the demographic developments increase the pressure on the natural resources and biodiversity of India. This is a challenge rather than a problem. Building on the pillars of economic, technical and ecological knowledge, India works on a distributed network of biodiversity data providers and has captured its biodiversity roadmap for the coming years in a National Biodiversity Information Outlook.

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