SnapshotSafari South Africa: conservation continues during COVID

SnapshotSafari South Africa: conservation continues during COVID

By Dr David Marnevick South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot, boasting important mammal species globally. To assist with species conservation, we are continuing with our project to provide a multi-scale inventory of South Africa’s mammals using cutting edge...
Characterisation of microbiomes: progress on the project

Characterisation of microbiomes: progress on the project

By Prof Karin Jacobs The large FBIP project on the characterisation of microbiomes of wheat and maize under conventional and conservation agricultural has been running for 18 months. The goal of the project is to characterise the microbial communities associated with...
Maloti minnow: Tables turn on ‘extinct’ status

Maloti minnow: Tables turn on ‘extinct’ status

Cape Town – A recent FBIP-funded endeavour has turned the tables on the conservation status of a freshwater stream fish, the Maloti minnow, thought to be extinct. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Freshwater Ecologist Skhumbuzo Kubheka presented his finding to a recent Symposium...
Wednesday women in science: Bettine van Vuuren

Wednesday women in science: Bettine van Vuuren

Content by SANAP  Bettine van Vuuren is a role model for women in science, who are often and in subtle ways discouraged from pursuing their dreams. Van Vuuren is a Former Vice-Chair of the FBIP Steering Committee. She recently contributed to the FBIP’s...
Mammal data unlocked for Karoo ‘shale gas’ region

Mammal data unlocked for Karoo ‘shale gas’ region

Key points Additional data provided to inform conservation in the Karoo regionNew data provides insight on endemism in the KarooPotential undocumented diversity within Karoo small mammal groupsRange extensions and declines in Karoo small mammals based on IUCN...
Karoo BioGaps Project wraps up

Karoo BioGaps Project wraps up

By Zimkita Mavumengwana & Dane McDonald Cape Town – The FBIP and SANBI is pleased to announce that the Karoo BioGaps Project has come to an end. The aim of the Karoo BioGaps Project was to assemble foundational species data in the Karoo region. This was done...