Framework of Principles for Managing Biodiversity Data

02 August 2011 | Article

IUCN, its Members, Commissions and Secretariat play a significant role globally in managing biodiversity data and information in support of the Union’s mission. IUCN advocates for access to biodiversity knowledge and data, free access to biodiversity information for non-commercial purposes, respect for cultural and intellectual property rights, mutual exchange of knowledge, accuracy in scientific data, honesty in its interpretation, and adequate resourcing for data development and maintenance. This Framework of principles guides IUCN’s actions in fulfilling these values.