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 South African government’s Covid-19 portal at sacoronavirus.co.za site contains information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, plus statistics on its spread in SA and related government press releases.
Forest bats were spared from an icy extermination during the Last Glacial Maximum, holding lessons for conservation management.
An FBIP-funded study has shown that mountains in the eastern Free State shield biodiversity from climate change.
A small team of herpetologists has uncovered a treasure trove of snake biodiversity as part of the FBIP’s Eastern Cape Forests Project.