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 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.
Extension of cut-off dates for applications for funding – FBIP Concept Notes for Large Integrated Projects and FBIP Small Grants
Extension of cut-off dates for applications for funding - 15 May 2020: The NRF extended the cut-off dates for applications for funding for the FBIP Concept Notes for Large Integrated Projects and FBIP Small grant (1st review period) to facilitate the challenges faced...read more
Recent reports have made the link between the Covid-19 virus outbreak and forest degradation – today the FBIP observes International Day of Forests Day 2020 by reflecting on its Eastern Cape Forests project.read more
Today the FBIP joins the world in celebrating World Wildlife Day 2020, as we continue to work towards building a solid foundational biodiversity knowledge base in South Africa.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.