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.
A recent molecular genetic study has revealed hidden cryptic species within a forest gecko from the east coast of South Africa – the Pondo flat gecko.read more
SAEON in partnership with the FBIP are hosting a R and QGIS data visualization workshop for postgraduate students.read more
The South African Node of GBIF plays a key role in the mobiIization of biodiversity data in the country for scientific research, planning, policy and decision making outcomes.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.