Objectives

  • Make free, open, and easy data sharing of non-sensitive herbarium data a fundamental principle of scientific conduct;
  • Improve the quality of the collections held in Brazilian herbaria;
  • Make data on species occurrence in Brazil a fundamental basis for decision-making and formulation of public policy on biodiversity [and conservation];
  • Augment the base of knowledge of diversity of plants and macroscopic fungi of Brazil;
  • Stimulate the development of public policy leading to the sustainability of herbaria, the training of taxonomists, and studies of biological diversity; and

Provide basic data so that environmental sustainability becomes a criterion as important as social and economic development in the analysis and formulation of public policy.