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Checklists and Encyclopaedia of Life

Updated on December 22, 2016

There are over 100,000 known species of plants, animals and fungi in South Africa. Scientists believe that there are at least another 50,000 species in the country that have not yet been discovered and/or named. This site aims to compile, co-ordinate and update known information in the form of: Annotated checklists of species. These checklists  … Read more

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Species ID Tool Contact us

Updated on December 20, 2016

About SANBI The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human  … Read more

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Species ID Tool FAQs

Updated on December 20, 2016

How do the SANBI IDentifyIt Tools work? The SANBI IDentifyIt tools use LUCID software (www.lucidcentral.org ). LUCID keys “use a process of elimination where the user is presented with a series of choices that describe features of the object. By selecting those choices relevant to the specimen to be identified, those objects that do not  … Read more

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