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Additional information / FAQs

Updated on April 11, 2017

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)   How were countries pre-selected for invitations to participate? Every African country was eligible to be long-listed for invitation to the project. To generate the long-list, an index was developed to measure the suitability of each country to meet the project objectives using information on the biodiversity informatics experience, institutional capacity,  … Read more

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Checklists and Encyclopaedia of Life

Updated on April 11, 2017

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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The African Biodiversity Challenge

Updated on April 10, 2017

Title: The African Biodiversity Challenge: unlocking data for sustainable development Donor: JRS Biodiversity Foundation Duration: 22 months (March 2017 to December 2018) Project Coordinator: Matthew Child (m.child@sanbi.org.za)     Project background   Mobilising biodiversity data is the foundation of mainstreaming conservation into governmental policy. However, critical data-deficits currently undermine efforts to conserve and sustainably use  … Read more

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