Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging all the living things of Maryland. Our goal is to promote education and conservation by helping to build a vibrant nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. We have already cataloged over 16,000 species, including over 7,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 500 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- New bacteria phylum added - Proteobacteria (The Washington Post).   (10/23/2016)

- New fungus family added to MBP - Pleosporaceae (R. Orr).   (10/23/2016)

- New fungus added to MBP - Clitocybe robusta (R. Orr).   (10/23/2016)

- New fungus genus added to MBP - Dacryopinax (R. Orr).   (10/23/2016)

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Species in checklists - 16,650

Species with photographs - 8,098

Total photos - 57,085

Total records - 272,950

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