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Iimbovane Outreach Project: Exploring South African Biodiversity and Change


Ref: 14012
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Professor Kevin John Gaston
Lead Institution: University of Sheffield
Host Country Institutions: University of Stellenbosch - CIB
Start Date: 2005-10-01
End Date: 2008-12-31
Funding: £286,892.00
Website: http://www.sun.ac.za/iimbovane
Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: South Africa
Purpose: This project will provide a biodiversity monitoring scheme that, using ants as an indicator group, not only enables monitoring of diversity through time and space, but also contributes to capacity building and education at the secondary school level. Darwin Initiative support and UK expertise will be used to establish the project in the Western Cape, and then to encourage local partners to continue the project and to expand it to cover a larger region in South Africa using additional funding.
Outputs: 1. Biodiversity monitoring programme established & functioning in 10 schools. 2. Trained teachers. 3. Baseline patterns of ant diversity established. 4. Lessons learned & best practice disseminated

Related Projects: Invertebrate Diversity and Endemism at Gough Island and Threats from Introduced Species

Documents:
Title: 14-012 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 14-012 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 14-012 St2 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 14-012 AR1 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 14-012 AR2 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 14-012 HYR3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 14-012 AR3 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 14-012 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]