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.
Snapshot Safari-South Africa is an international collaborative initiative formed to systematically map the diversity and ecological dynamics of South African mammals to inform conservation planning.read more
The Karoo BioGaps project arose out of a situation where the Karoo was poorly surveyed for biodiversity with large gaps in our understanding of which species occurred in the region.read more
Proper planning for biodiversity conservation requires the support of quality and reliable primary data. The FBIP has been funding research in SA specifically for generating primary data, including observation and specimen data.read more
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.