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Korean Biodiversity Consortium

Korean Biodiversity Consortium

The Korean Biodiversity Consortium is a network organization aiming to form a cooperative network in South Korea necessary for cooperative activities with GBIF, and is composed of various National or Public Museums, Natural History Museums, and private museums, which have specimens or information on bio-diversity. The Korean Biodiversity Consortium forms a network related to securing bio-diversity (natural history) resources and enlisting them in a DB on a continued basis to establish a system to share and utilize bio-diversity information openly on a global scale. The Alliance is also responsible for the establishment of an infrastructure system for R&D programs across various government departments.

Establishment and Organization
Establishment :
Founded with 16 member organizations in 2007, which now totals 64 as of 2024.
Enactment of the Internal Rules :
The Internal Rules of the Korean Biodiversity Consortium were enacted in April 2011 (during the 9th General Assembly)
Organization :
General Assembly, working committee, publication committee, and administrative office
1 President, 5 Vice Presidents, Chair of the Publication Committee, Director of the Administrative office
  • Sharing information on identifying, collecting, and preserving domestic bio-diversity resources
  • Maximizing the use and utilization and continued preservation of bio-diversity resources
  • Strengthening research activities in response to the sovereignty and intellectual property rights of bio-diversity resources
  • Contributing to the proliferation of bio-diversity information, making such information available for everyday life, and development of science and culture.
  • Playing a key role in the informationization of bio-diversity, sharing such information, and providing other services
Functions and roles
  • Participate in the government support programs for the development of involved organizations
  • Organize general conventions, operate the Joint Academic Investigation Group, and Present the results of researchers
  • Publication of an academic journal (Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity), other academic publications, and books
  • Enhancement of the cooperation between academic communities, industries, and research organizations in relation to bio-diversity
  • Promoting and encouraging researches and connections between members
  • Sharing bio-diversity information between member organizations and participating in international academic exchanges
Key activities
Program name, main contents, operation frequency on main activity contents guide table
Program Name Description No. of sessions
General assembly and workshops
  • Establishment of infrastructures in response to bio-diversity resources sovereignty and intellectual property rights
  • Mutual exchange of research outcomes related to bio-diversity in and out of the country
  • General assembly (once per year)
  • workshops (once per year)
Joint investigation on bio-diversity
  • Survey of land and maritime life forms by their groups, focusing on those areas with a higher level of bio-diversity
  • Identification, collection, research and information database of bio-diversity resources
  • Twice a year
Publication of the JAPB academic journal
  • Publish research outcomes on the bio-diversity and natural history of South Korea Sharing bio-diversity information and contributing to the promotion and proliferation of such information
  • Four times a year
Publication of news letters
  • Latest research trends and other information of KBIF and the member organizations 
  • Sharing information in the field of bio-diversity in South Korea
  • Three times a year

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General assembly and workshops
General assembly

The General Assembly of the Korean Biodiversity Consortium is a convention which collects, gathers, and organizes bio-diversity (natural history) information based on the green-growth policy of the government and shares such information to maximize the use and utilization of such information on a continuing basis, while evaluating and making resolutions on research activities related to bio-diversity in preparation for future bio-diversity sovereignty and intellectual property right issues.

Time, place and place for the progress guide
No. Time Venue
1th 2007. 03. 06. National Science Museum of Korea Daejeon
2th 2007. 10. 23. National Science Museum of Korea Daejeon</