Meet the natural wealth of Mexico
EncicloVida is a consultation platform created by the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), about the species that live in Mexico. It gathers and interconnects information from CONABIO on around 103 thousand species of plants, fungi and animals and complements it with information from other digital platforms.
The CONABIO includes descriptions, scientific names, synonyms, common names in different languages and indigenous languages, maps of potential distribution, records of collections of museums and herbariums, local projects, photographs, among other resources. This information is complemented and updated with citizen science information. Naturalista (www.naturalista.mx) includes more than 1,000 daily photographs and more than 4,000 daily records of AverAves (ebird.org/averaves/home).
For information on risk categories and international trade at national and global level, consult the Official Mexican Standard 059 (NOM-059) of SEMARNAT and connect with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES). It is also connected to the Encyclopedia of Life, Macaulay Library of Cornell University and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Through the EncicloVida platform (www.enciclovida.mx), scientific articles can be consulted with Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Biodiversity Heritage Library and with the CONABIO Library.
The participation of society is essential to solve the current environmental problems and the first step is the knowledge of what we have. Let us appropriate knowledge of the nature of Mexico and contribute together in solving the biodiversity crisis.