CHINA New database on China's biodiversity released

CHINA

New database on China's biodiversity released

Xinhua

19:34, May 25, 2020

Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys cling to each other at the Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve. (Photo: China Daily)

BEIJING - China has released a database of its national annual species checklist to facilitate biodiversity research and conservation, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Monday.

The database, known as the Catalogue of Life China 2020 Annual Checklist, was jointly compiled by researchers from the Institute of Zoology, the Institute of Botany, the Institute of Microbiology under the CAS as well as other institutions.

The checklist includes more than 120,000 species, including 54,359 animal species, 37,793 plant species and 12,506 fungi species. The checklist can be downloaded through the website http://www.sp2000.org.cn/, which also provides data sharing services and allows users to match the checklist with global directories.

The national annual species checklist, which provides data basis for biodiversity research, has been compiled and updated since 2008.

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