The AVIS-IBIS (Avian Information System – Indian Biodiversity Information System) portal is focused on serving, aggregating and gathering biodiversity information related to Indian Birds.
It will provide a platform for aggregating and sharing data and information on avian biodiversity by allowing wide-spread community participation.
It will leverage the intelligence of the crowd in generating, soliciting and aggregating biodiversity information.
It will provide free and open access to biodiversity information. All contributed information will be accessible under the Creative Commons license.
It will provide explicit and unambiguous attribution and credit the source of the information.
It will facilitate social networking and build an open community of amateurs, naturalists, professionals, scientists, ornithologists, ecologists and others who are interested in the avian biodiversity of India.
We will build mechanisms for aggregating and validating information by the community, inspired by the large scale success of the AVIS-IBIS portal.
We believe in building a positive, respectful and trustful participatory environment that benefits science and society, and contributes to a sustainable future.