Discover Life in America

Discover Life in America


Cove Hardwood TrailThe ATBI is gaining ground in scientific discoveries! As of January 2010, DLIA's ATBI Program has resulted in the identification of over 900 species new to science. In just over a decade we have coordinated the discovery of over 6,500 more species previously known to exist, but not known to inhabit the Park.

Discover Life in America (DLIA) is the non-profit organization coordinating the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Learn more about these fascinating new discoveries!

DLIA is also part of a group of organizations joining to form an alliance of parks, preserves, recreation areas, and monuments known collectively as the ATBI Alliance.

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Thank you for a great 2014 ATBI Conference

Thank you to all who participated in, and attended our annual ATBI Conference of March 2014. We believe it was very profitable: not only for the attendees in general, but for the gathering and collaboration of experts in the field of conservation biology. We were also delighted and enthused by the presence and presentations of our keynote speaker, bat conservationist and author, Dr. Merlin Tuttle.

Thank you Dr. Tuttle!
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