Continued Growth of Tanzania Biodiversity Information Management Tool

The rapid growth of Tanzania’s Biodiversity Information Management Tool (BIMT) is turning heads. The first database of its kind in the country, the BIMT was created in 2011 by the National Land Use Planning Commission (grant page), and its growth is managed by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH grant page). The database now contains, and provides unrestricted access to, more than 200,000 occurrence records of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

The UN Food an Agriculture Organization Agricultural Information Management Standards group featured the Tanzania BIMT on their blog earlier this year.