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 17,000 species, including over 8,800 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 600 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- A new (as yet undescribed) species of leaf blotch miner moth added to MBP - Acrocercops n. sp. (M. Etheridge, det. R. Downer).   (2/26/2017)

- New moth species add to MBP - Carrionflower Moth (S. Schade)   (2/19/2017)

- New family of hydrozoan added to MBP (Rathkeidae) - Rathkea octopunctata (K. McDonald, det. M. Ford).   (2/17/2017)

- Added National Aquarium BioHut inventory records for 2014-2016, including 13 species new for MBP in Baltimore City!   (2/16/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,105

Species with photographs - 8,877

Total photos - 68,070

Total records - 299,660


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