Web Services

There are JSON/XML/PHP-based Web Services available for scientists and software developers to query programmatically the latest edition of the Catalogue and the Annual Checklists. Please note that when using Catalogue of Life data in your own system it is important to abide by the Terms of Use and notify the Species 2000 Secretariat.

Main Web Service

This service is deprecated and will be replaced by a new API at the end of 2019! See https://sp2000.github.io/colplus/api/api.html for a preview of the new API.

Linked to the Monthly Edition:

Linked to the Annual Checklist:

4D4life Web Services

Developed as part of the european funded 4D4Life project.
These services are discontinued and will be removed soon, please use the main web service instead!

Web Services User Information page