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.
Applications for FBIP Small Grants are now open and eligible researchers are encouraged to apply.
A recent FBIP-funded endeavour has turned the tables on what was thought to be an extinct freshwater stream fish.
The very poorly studied Stormberg has received focused botanical attention for the duration of an FBIP Small Grant.