Database of SA species launched

Posted by Laura Grant on August 25, 2008
Posted in Conservation

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has launched a website that I’m sure will come in useful for people with an interest in the conservation status of South African fauna and flora. By looking up a species, such as wild dog, on the SANBI Species Database you’ll find brief descriptions of its distribution, habitat, common names, threats, and whether the species is threatened or endangered or not.

There are three main types of special status that a species may have in South Africa, according to the site: a threatened or protected species, listed under the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) regulations; a CITES listing; or an IUCN red-listing.

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