Suggested Dataset: Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes (CNC)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Located on AAFC’s Central Experimental Farm, the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes (CNC) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is one of the five largest collections of its kind in the world. It contains over 17 million specimens. The CNC is an active centre of scientific research and an invaluable national resource. It serves Canadian scientists who investigate problems in the fields of agriculture, biodiversity, genetics, biological control and other various forms of integrated pest management, and it is part of an international network for other researchers, educators and policy makers. An increasingly important function of the collection is to support science that will protect Canada’s biodiversity, including reducing the billions of dollars lost annually to invasive species in agriculture, forestry, northern wilderness areas and other native habitats. CNC is working to digitize its holdings and make them accessible online. This dataset will be updated as this work progresses. Refer to our website for more information: Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes.
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Oct 18, 2023
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Nov 30, 2023 Dataset published

The data identified in the request is already available for download via Canadensys as well as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), both of which can be navigated in French and English. It is also already published on the Open Data Portal:

Please note that the mandatory criteria for the 2 platforms are slightly different, so there may a small number of records only present in one dataset or the other.

Someone can also explore this dataset through the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Biological Collections, an interactive tool:

Nov 23, 2023 Data owner is evaluating the request

Data owner is currently evaluating the request