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.
The Variegated legless skink has been taxonomically ‘demoted’.
The FBIP has breached the 1 million mark for species occurrence records submitted by FBIP grantholders.
A new flat mite species has been described for South Africa.