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South African Animal Checklist

Updated on July 27, 2016

  Over 65,000 species of animals are known to exist in South Africa. Available checklists are provided on the table below, indicating classification and number of species for each group. This allows us to monitor which groups still need attention, and the extent of the work that still needs to be done. Annotated checklists of  … Read more

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GBIF AFRICA MEETING 2016

SANBI-GBIF Hosts the Sixth GBIF-Africa Regional Meeting to enhance biodiversity informatics efforts on the continent

Updated on July 27, 2016

A very successful GBIF-Africa Nodes Meeting was held, from the 18th to the 19th of July, and was hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Node. The purpose of the meeting was to ensure cohesion and coordination of biodiversity informatics endeavours on the continent; to review the status  … Read more

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FEN 2013

Updated on July 22, 2016

The theme for the 1st Freshwater Ecosystem Network (FEN) in 2013 was ‘Strengthening the incorporation of freshwater biodiversity into the Water Resource Classification System’. The WRCS is a principal mechanism for determining the balance between the use and protection of individual water resources (rivers, springs, wetlands, lakes, surface water, estuaries and aquifers). It identifies which  … Read more

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