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.
A recent study has shown that contaminated water in the Karoo may have dire consequences for birds in the region unless strictly managed.
Applications for FBIP Small Grants are now open and eligible researchers are encouraged to apply.
Forest bats were spared from an icy extermination during the Last Glacial Maximum, holding lessons for conservation management.