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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

This website was created to showcase the MPAs of South Africa and to share the animals and ecosystems they protect and the benefits they provide to South Africans.

Water Institute of Southern Africa

Provides a forum for the exchange of information and views to improve water resource management in Southern Africa with focus on South Africa.

Conservation organisation

Fauna and Flora International

Fauna & Flora International's work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. We proudly stand up for biodiversity and aim to show just how relevant it is to all of those who share the planet.

SANBI partner

Barcode of Wildlife Project

The homepage of the Barcode of Wildlife Project

barcode of wildlife
SANBI partner

Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative

The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) is a landscape initiative that serves as the conservation coordination hub of the Overberg region of South Africa.

Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative
SANBI partner

Wilderness Foundation

The Wilderness Foundation is a project-driven conservation and leadership organisation that encourages, plans and protects wild lands and wilderness, uplifts the knowledge and lives of citizens and stimulates an environmental ethos among current and future leaders.

Wilderness Foundation
SANBI partner

Table Mountain Fund

Homepage of The Table Mountain Fund, a capital Conservation Trust Fund that develops and funds projects to protect and restore the world-famous natural heritage of the Cape.

Table Mountain Fund
SANBI partner

Living Lands

Landing page on Living Lands website. The organisation is a not-for-profit organisation for conserving and restoring living landscapes.

Living Lands, not for profit
SANBI partner

Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Company

Homepage of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (KBR) website.

Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Company
SANBI partner

Indigo Development and Change

Indigo development and change facilitates empowerment of disadvantaged groups, contributing towards a socially just society while conserving biodiversity in rural areas of South Africa and in the context of changing natural and social systems.

Indigo Development and change
SANBI partner

Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor

Homepage of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor, a conservation partnership.

Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor
SANBI partner

Garden Route Biosphere Reserve

Homepage of the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve. The GRBR is governed by a Steering Committee that provides overall direction to the initiative and co-ordinates and aligns the different activities of the participating partners.

SANBI partner

Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve Company

Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve Company's website homepage. The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve strives to be a site of excellence that explores and demonstrates approaches to conservation and sustainable development on a regional scale.

ape, biosphere, reserve, conservation
SANBI partner

Environmental Monitoring Group

Homepage of the Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG), an independent, not-for profit organisation established in 1991 with a focus on helping to build democratic and fair decision-making processes that relate to the use and management of natural resources.

nvironmental, non-profit, monitoring
SANBI partner

Development Bank of South Africa

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) was established in 1983 to perform a broad economic development function within the homeland constitutional dispensation that prevailed at the time.

Development Bank of South Africa
SANBI partner

Flower Valley Conservation Trust

Landing page of The Flower Valley Conservation Trust which works to conserve the vulnerable fynbos kingdom, and protect those livelihoods that depend on it.

SANBI partner

Birdlife South Africa

Landing page of BirdLife South Africa which promotes the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats.

SANBI partner

Conservation South Africa

Link to Conservation South Africa (CSA) website. An organisation that is committed to helping society to adopt a more sustainable approach to development, one that considers and values nature at every turn.

climate change adaptation, Conservation in South Africa, NIE
Conservation organisation

Built Environment Support Group

Support group based in Pietermaritzburg for communities threatened by eviction.

BESG, Environment support group


A link to the FireWise Communities Programme website.

climate change adaptation, fire


A link to the SouthSouthNorth website. The organisation assists governments, the private sector and research institutions in understanding the economic, social and environmental choices that climate change presents.

climate change adaptation, climate change projects, NIE


A link to the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) website. WESSA is a dynamic South African environmental NGO with a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects that promote public participation in caring for the Earth.

environment, WESSA, wildlife
Conservation organisation

African Climate & Development Initiative

Homepage of African Climate and Development Intiative.

climate change adaptation
Conservation organisation

National Zoological Garden

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status.

Botanical garden

National Research Foundation

To contribute to the knowledge economy in South Africa by attaining at least 1% of global research and development (R&D) output by 2020.

Scientific site

Red list of threatened species

The IUCN Global Species Programme working with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties.

Scientific site

The Adaptation Network

NGO working in the Climate Change Adaptation arena

adaptation, climage change, climate change adaptation, climate change NGO, NIE

Institutional Repository

Search for SANBI documents including all scientific publications, brochures, pamphlets, workshop reports and proceedings and Biodiversity Heritage Library materials.

Scientific site

Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life.

biodiversity, botanical art, taxonomy
Libraries and online resources

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Homepage of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

SANBI partner

JRS Biodiversity Foundation

Homepage of the JRS Biodiversity Foundation

SANBI partner

African Biodiversity & Conservation Journal

African Biodiversity & Conservation Journal which incorporates Bothalia.

ABC journal, ABC papers, ABC submissions, African Biodiversity and Conservation authors, African Biodiversity and Conservation submissions
Libraries and online resources

United Nations Development Programme

Tackling the dual threats of climate change and disasters is essential.

Climate change

Transcribe SANBI Volunteer portal

Anyone can become a DigiVol volunteer, all you need is a computer, internet access and an email address.

BioGaps, karoo, Karoo BioGaps
Libraries and online resources

Bothalia: African Biodiversity and Conversation

It by published by AOSIS for SANBI and aims to disseminate knowledge, information and innovative approaches that promote and enhance the management of biodiversity.

apomixis; ornamental plants; invasive
Conservation organisation

Water Institute of Southern Africa

WISA was then formed in 1987 and was incorporated as an association not-for-gain in 2000, which is now known as a non-profit company.



The Institution page for SAFARIS (Southern African Friends and Researchers Indexing Specimens) projects on DigiVol of the Atlas of Living Australia. You will see the list of SANBI projects, including Acocks Collecting Registers and field note books. The project includes SANBI Transcribe. Other South African and African institutions are welcome to use this page, or to set up their own institutional pages.

citizen science, crowd sourcing, digitization, transcription, volunteer
Libraries and online resources

CareTakers film page

Link to the film pages of the CareTakers website.

bee, buzz, forage, honeybee
SANBI partner

International Pollinators Initiative

The International Pollinators Initiative is the international website for the Global Pollination Project.

pollination, pollinators, international, initiative
SANBI partner

Agricultural Research Council

A premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation to support and develop the agricultural sector.

Agricultural, Research, Science, Sustainability, Council
SANBI partner

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is entrusted with the long-term conservation of the regions rich biodiversity for the people of South Africa

Ezemvelo, kwazulu-natal, KZN
Government agency

Two Oceans Aquarium

The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic.

Ocean, water

Water Research Commission

Promoting co-ordination, co-operation and communication in the area of water research and development .


CITES aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.


A resource website for background on climate change topics giving scientific background and links to other resources.

climate change, science, global warming

Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR)

GCBR manages the biosphere reserve in terms of the requirements of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme.

SANBI partner


A non-profit organisation that is helping to develop a stable, profitable agricultural environment within the country.

Cape Nature

CapeNature is a public institution with the statutory responsibility for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape.

CapeNature, Truitjieskraal route
SANBI partner

WWF South Africa

WWF works to look after our natural resources — oceans, land and wildlife — so we can continue to benefit from food, water and a healthy climate.

SANBI partner

Invasive Species South Africa

A website that lists the many invasive species in South Africa, and how best to manage and eradicate them.


Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

The CSIR is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945.


SASSI Website

WWF South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative

rica, sustainable, wwf, food
SANBI partner

Operation Hydrate

A group of volunteers started #OperationHydrate in response to calls for water from Senekal. The call for assistance drove everyone.


Society for Conservation Biology

SCB is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity.

marine conservation
Conservation organisation

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Shale Gas Development

This website serves as a ‘knowledge portal’ for authors and experts comprising the assessment team, by providing them with a virtual library of all relevant journal papers, reports and spatial data which will be used during SEA process.

SANBI partner

Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund provides financial support for climate change adaptation projects.

adaptation, climate change, kyoto protocol, national implementing entity, NIE, vulnerability
Conservation organisation

Karoo BioGaps Project blog

The blog for the Karoo BioGaps Project.

blog, karoo biogaps project

Sea Fish Atlas Seakeys

Sea Fish Atlas Seakeys link to ispot.

atlas, distribution, fish, ispot, map, photo, photos, sea, SeaKeys
SANBI partner

Phakisa Ocean Governance and Protection

The Marine Protection Services and Ocean Governance focus area looked at South Africa’s jurisdiction over a very large exclusive economic zone, with an extent of one and a half million square kilometres.

area, areas, governance, initiative, marine, ocean, operation, phakisa, presidential, protected, protection
Government agency

Central Supplier Database for the South African Government

Central Supplier Database for the South African government.

Supplier Database
Government agency

Seakeys taxonomic

Seakeys website containing taxonomic information.

taxonomic information
SANBI partner

Eastern Cape Scuba Diving

Eastern Cape Scuba diving is a website where Eastern Cape underwater photographs are compiled to assist the public in identifying species in their photographs.

atlas, diving, eastern cape, marine, partner, reef, species
Reef atlas project partner

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) is an internationally recognised centre for the study of aquatic biodiversity.

biodiversity, marine conservation, sanbi
Conservation organisation

Informaworld: A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Nadzikambia) from Mount Mabu, central Mozambique

Download site for Article: A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Nadzikambia) from Mount Mabu, central Mozambique. From Free download from Imformaworld.

chameleons, reptiles
Libraries and online resources

Species Status Database

This is the databases that stores all the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) listed species.

endangered, species
Libraries and online resources


The official website of the Cape Action for People and the Environment (C.A.P.E.) partnership programme.

bioregional, fynbos
SANBI partner

Biodiversity Heritage Library: Les liliacees/par P.J. Redoute

Copy of Les liliacees /par P.J. Redoute in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Biodiversity heritage
SANBI partner


The official website of the Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme.

bioregional, succulents
SANBI partner

Biblioteca digital – Descriptiones plantarum ex capite bo¬nae spei

Image from the copy in BHL digitised by the Biblioteca Digital del Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid.

Biblioteca digital
SANBI partner

UNFCCC Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation

adaptation, biodiversity, climate change, climate change adaptation, climate vulnerability, ecosystem
Libraries and online resources

WeAdapt – Collaboration on climate change adaptation

WeAdapt is a collaborative platform for lead organisations working on climate change adaptation

biodiversity, climate change, climate change science, climate change threats, global adaptation fund, NIE

Cape Gateway – Western Cape Climate Change Status Quo Report 2006

Western Cape status quo, vulnerability and adaptation report on the physical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change.

biodiversity, climate change, climate change impact, climate change policy, ecosystem
Libraries and online resources

PlantZAfrica (new) – Aloe cooperi

A link to Aloe cooperi plant page on PlantZAfrica.

Aloe cooperi, illegal harvesting
SANBI partner

Brunsvigias on PlantZAfrica

Article on Brunsvigias old PlantZAfrica website.

Brunsvigia bosmaniae
SANBI partner

New Voices in Science 2015 – Stellenbosch University

A link to Stellenbosch University's New Voice in Science 2015 publication.

Universities and educational institutions

Biodiversity Advisor – Flowering Plants of Africa journal downloads

A link to the Flowering Plants of Africa journal download page on SANBI's Biodiversity Advisor website.

Flowering plants
Libraries and online resources

LepiMap – The Atlas of African Lepidoptera

The Lepimap project homepage. All about butterfly conservation.

SANBI partner

Biodiversity Advisor – Suricata journal downloads

A link to the Suricata journal download page on SANBI's Biodiversity Advisor website.

Libraries and online resources

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

Official website of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

conservation, gardens
Conservation organisation

Biodiversity advisor – Strelitzia journal download

A link to the Strelitzia journal download page on SANBI's Biodiversity Advisor website.

SANBI, strelitzia
Libraries and online resources

Southern Africa Herpetology

Website of South African Herpetology - About reptiles and amphibians

lizards, reptiles, snakes, uct
SANBI partner

Biodiversity Advisor – SANBI Graphics & Editing publications download

A link to SANBI Graphics & Editing publications download page on SANBI's Biodiversity Advisor website.

raphics and editing
SANBI partner


Official website for CapeNature, the provincial nature department of the Western Cape.

Government agency

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Official site of Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Universities and educational institutions

Biodiversity Advisor – Bothalia past editions download

A link to past editions of the journal Bathalia (now called African Biodiversity and Conservation) for download on SANBI Biodiversity Advisor website.

SANBI, Biodiversity
SANBI partner

City of Cape Town

The official website of the City of Cape Town.

Keywords: municipality, metro, government
Category: Government agency

Southern Underwater Research Group

SURG is a supporter of the Reef Atlas Project. They provide scientific information to recreational scuba divers.

atlas, reef, research
Reef atlas project partner

PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Supporters of the Reef Atlas Project. PADI is an international organisation of diving instructors.

atlas, diving, marine, partner, reef
Reef atlas project partner

Project AWARE

A Marine Conservation and Awareness Organisation that Supports the Reef atlas project.

conservation, marine, reef
Reef atlas project partner

Triton Dive Charters

Website of a dive operator in Sodwana Bay, KZN. Supports the Reef Atlas Project.

atlas, diving, partner, reef
SANBI partner

Pisces Divers

The website of a dive operator and shop located in Fish Hoek, Cape Town. Pisces Divers are supporters of the Reef Atlas Project.

atlas, diving, reef
Reef atlas project partner

CMAS South Africa

The website of the first association of scuba divers in the world. CMAS supports the Reef Atlas Project.

atlas, diving, partner, reef
Reef atlas project partner

Plants of southern Africa

Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist provides access to plant names and floristic details for southern African plant species. This database has not been updated for some time so please check names with your local herbarium or on the International Plant Names Index

africa, checklist, herbarium, plants, posa, southern, species
SANBI partner

Agricultural Research Council-South African /national Survey of Arachnida

About spiders, scorpions and other arachnids.

conservation, endangered, scorpions, spiders
SANBI partner

South African Bird Atlas Project SABAP2

Website of the second South African Bird Atlas Project, run by the Animal Demography Unit, UCT, in collaboration with SANBI and BirdLife SA.

atlas, birds
SANBI partner

Animal Demography Unit, UCT

Website of the Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town, a SANBI partner co-ordinating the collection of biodiversity data.

SANBI partner

South African Tourism

The official site of South African Tourism

environment, tourism
Tourism site

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The official website of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Great Britain.

flora, flowers, garden, gardens, horticulture, kew
Category: Botanical Garden

South African National Parks

This site hosts details of South African National Parks, their camps and wildlife and community relations.

animals, flora, tourism, wildlife
Tourism site

Royal Botanic gardens, Kew- Science and Conservation including Millennium Seed Bank Project

Web page of the RBG, Kew Science and Conservation projects including the Millennium Seed Bank Project

kew, millennium seed bank project, seeds
Botanical garden

BGIS ( Biodiversity GIS)

The main SANBI resource for GIS with interactive mapping, biodiversity data, training and legislation.

Keywords: biodiversity, impact assessment, maps, policies, training

Category: Libraries and online resources

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