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Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a product of the U.S. Geological Survey's Core Science Analytics and Synthesis Program. BISON is an information system that allows users to access, explore, and download U.S. species occurrence data from participating data providers.
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Click on a scientific name to access the mapped search results that are currently available for that name in BISON. Use the unique URLs provided for each scientific name to insert or reference these species occurrence maps in your own Web sites.

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Biodiversity Information Serving our Nation (BISON) currently provides access to the more than 110 million U.S. primary biodiversity records, many of which are made available through the 300+ data providers of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

In 2013, BISON is incorporating millions of additional records from the U.S. Geological Survey, and partners at other Department of the Interior and U.S. Federal agencies. See usage statistics here.

Current data providers for BISON include:

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