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Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)

Overview: The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) explores and develops the potential of DNA barcoding as a practical tool for species identification in taxonomic research, biodiversity studies and conservation, and diverse applications that use taxonomic information in service to science and society. In addition CBOL identifies and catalyzes international partnerships among stakeholders in the taxonomic community, such as natural history museums, herbaria, zoos, aquaria, and universities. CBOL also partners with the taxonomic user community, including governmental and intergovernmental agencies; conservation organizations and other NGOs; private sector companies; and other organizations that use taxonomic information in pursuit of their applied missions. The CBOL Secretariat pursues its mission through the following goals: engagement of new CBOL members; dissemination through workshops; exploration through pilot projects; implementation of barcoding campaigns; developing barcoding infrastructure; and building awareness.

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