The Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) jointly manages the programme.
The Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) is a long-term programme to generate, manage and disseminate foundational biodiversity information and knowledge to improve decision-making, service delivery and create new economic opportunities.
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This section contains templates and a selection of documents that you may find useful.
A forum is held annually to provide opportunities to:
Provide guidance for funding proposals.
Discuss challenges and potential solutions in terms of the collection, compilation and co-ordination of foundational biodiversity information.
Facilitate networking and collaboration that will enhance the products from the FBIP and increase their impact.