By facilitating information access and exchange, the IABIN PTN will support successful monitoring and management of pollinator populations throughout the western hemisphere.


Partners & Grantees

Consortium Members

The IABIN PTN is coordinated by a consortium of organizations from throughout the western hemisphere, which is lead by the Pollinator Partnership .

The Pollinator Partnership (P2)
(Administrative Lead)

The Pollinator Partnership online at Pollinator Partnership (P2) is the administrative lead for the IABIN Pollinators Thematic Network and works with others to contribute management, communication, information technology and scientific expertise. The Pollinator Partnership (P2) is the D.B.A. for the 501(c)3 non-profit Coevolution Institute, founded in 1997. P2 works to protect the health of managed and native pollinating animals vital to our North American ecosystems and agriculture. P2 ( is a premiere source of information for consumers, gardeners, land managers, educators, resource managers, producers, and farmers to help pollinators, essential components for all of life. As one of it's many projects, P2 manages the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) a collaborative, international group of over 120 organizations and individuals that promote and implement a continent-wide Action Plan to encourage activities to protect the numbers and health of all pollinating animals. P2 is also currently building the Pollinator Conservation Digital Library (PCDL) an open-source software, relational database for scientists, policy makers, agriculture and the general public.

University of São Paulo / Universidade de São Paulo

University of Sao Paulo. Online at laboratories of Dr. Antonio Mauro Saraiva (Laboratory of Agricultural Automation, Polytechnic School) and of Dr. Vera Fonseca (Laboratory of Bees, Institute of Biosciences) are based at the University of Sao Paulo. They have collaborated to build WebBee, a network of information on the biodiversity of Brazilian bees. It integrates information on the biology of bees and their text, images and videos. It provides a single platform of Internet software for researchers and specialists to share digital content and provide materials for long distance education.

 The IABIN PTN has issued a limited number of small content grants to finance data owner's efforts to digitize and serve pollinator data on the Web and through the Pollinator Data Portal. The following people have received grants from the IABIN PTN:

Organization / Coordinator 





Universidad de Misiones



In Negotiation

Digitize 20,000 specimens of pollinators and related plants in the Province of Misiones, Argentina.

Instituto de Biociências, Universidad de S. Paulo



31-Jul-2008 to 1-Abr-2010

Digitize information on bees and flowers.

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)



In Negotiation

Digitize 4.000 specimens of the insect visitors’ and pollinators’ specimens of the CPATU Entomological Museum, as well as the plants they use as food resources.

Universidade Federal do Paraná



In Negotiation

Digitize 64,500 pollinator specimens deposited in the Entomological Collection Father Jesus S. Moure

Universidade Federal do Maranhão



6-Ago-2009 to  1-Jun-2010

Digitize 15,061 specimens of bees plus their associated plants that belong to the LEACOL bee collection.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso



13-Sep-2009 to  1-Jun-2010

Digitize 230 species and approximately 60.000 individual specimens of bees in Chile.

Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad (IEB)



18-Nov-2009 to  1-Jun-2010

Digitize 7,000 to 10,000 specimens that belong to approximately 3,000 species of Diptera, Coleoptera, Himenoptera, Lepidoptera and birds that can be pollinators or potencial pollinators in Chile.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia




Digitize the information of 13.000 specimens of bees and pollinator bats deposited in the Natural    Sciences Institute (ICN) and in the Bees' Laboratory  of the Biology Department (LABUN).

Fundación para la Conservación y Educación Biológica – BioCe



14-Oct-2009 to 1-Jun-2010

To implement, update and maintain for a minimum of five years an Internet-based data base with 30,000 specimens of families of Lepidoptera pollinators, including digital images of superior and inferior parts.

Universidad de San Carlos USAC



24-Ago-2009 to  24-Jun-2010

To digitalize and make available to general public 7,934 records of pollinating bees and their food plant.

Universidad de las Americas



29-Jan-2010 - 1-Jun-2010

Digitize 4000 specimens of bees currently deposited at the Laboratory of entomology, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute



27-Jul-2009 to  27-Jun-2010

To digitalize 60,000 specimens of tropical bees from the Dr. David W. Roubik, Ph.D. collection

Asociación GUYRA Paraguay



23-Jul-2009 to  23-Jul-2010

Digitize 4089 records with 664 insects species, 18 hummingbirds' species and 12 bats' species know nowadays in Paraguay.

Red de Acción en Agricultura Alternativa




Digitize quality data including scientific information about Peru's insects, mammals and pollinating birds.