Global Taxonomy Initiative


The Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) is implemented through a wide range of actors, including governments, non-government organizations, as well as taxonomists and the institutions they represent. This page lists partners identified by the Conference of the Parties as playing key roles in the implementation of the GTI. For information on other relevant organizations and initiatives, search the Related Links webpage of this portal.

  • Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON)
  • the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC) DIVERSITAS and its biogenesis projects
  • International Association of Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
  • International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Agriculture (ITPGR)
  • Academic institutions and local communities
  • Regional and international collaborations and networks,
  • Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)
  • Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)
  • CABI
  • Consortium for Barcode of Life (CBOL)
  • Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
  • European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
  • Global Biological Resource Centre Network (GBRCN)
  • International Barcode of Life Project and its participating organizations (iBOL)
  • Science Collections International (SciColl)
  • World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC