GLOBIO is the registered name for the American non-profit charity the Foundation for Global Biodiversity Education for Children. It was founded by the environmental photographer Gerry Ellis in 2001. Based in Portland, Oregon, USA GLOBIO develops internet-based and hands-on educational resources to engage children in discovery and understanding about issues of biological and cultural diversity.
Web resources developed by GLOBIO include Glossopedia - a free online multimedia encyclopedia - that is designed specifically to be child-safe and kid-specific in content and design with support materials for educators on a variety of topics of interest to children around the world. GreatApes2020 is another GLOBIO project, which is a photo-journalism project investigating the plight of Great Apes in the wild.
GLOBIO is funded by a grant from the Toyota USA Foundation as well as from private donations. Partners include the Wolong Nature Reserve in China, Folkmanis Puppets, and the North American Association for Environmental Education.