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Progress with 2016 atlasing in Hessequa by Johan Van Rooyen

Sensational September for SABAP2

The power of citizen science: spinning dials in October

Six million records in the SABAP2 database

SABAP2 at 70% in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

Northern Cape reaches 40% – congratulations to all involved

Only 99 left! Claim yours now

SABAP2 priotrities: October to December 2014

2014 could easily be SABAP2's best year for data collection!

Greater Kruger National Park Challenge – 2014 – the mid-year progress report says "Outstanding"

Two-thirds coverage in 2014 of the Four Degrees of Greater Gauteng reached on 5 July

DAY 1 of YEAR 8 of SABAP2

UCT planned maintenance this weekend: 09h00 Saturday 21 June – 17h00 Sunday 22 June

Colour Rings on Swift Terns

SABAP2 doing awesomely in 2014; today we celebrate the milestone of a "MiniProject"

There is one thing that SABAP2 does better than any similar project, anywhere on this planet

You are awesome, Team SABAP2. You have made 20000 checklists for the Western Cape

Citizen Science Week : Saturday 8 March to Sunday 16 March

SABAP2 up to the end of February, 2014

SABAP2 at the end of the first half of February 2014

One hundred thousand checklists in the SABAP2 database: awesome milestone, well done, Team

Be part of the "Kruger Green Team"

These Four Degrees are on the cusp of a lot of milestones

Increasing in abundance, but not in range – Dark-capped Bulbul

How did we get along in the first half of November?

SABAP1 vs SABAP2: the Rock Dove aka Feral Pigeon

How to submit records to the Virtual Museums

SABAP2 strides ahead in October

Five million records

Project progress, first half of October


September progress with SABAP2

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released

Barberspan conference 28 November – 3 December 2013

Weaver Wednesday [66]: Sao Tome Weaver

Weaver Wednesday [65]: Black-necked Weaver

Sappi TREE TUESDAY, and today we are featuring the Knobbly Creeper

Today is Sappi TREE TUESDAY! The Weeping Sage Buddleja auriculata

Weaver Wednesday: Village Weaver

Public Lecture Wednesday 18 September "The metamorphosis of the butterfly atlas"

2000 up on Facebook

"Citizens who advance science"

This part of South Africa is especially important for annual coverage!

SpringMAP 2013

Weaver Wednesday: Cinnamon Weaver

Bring the trumpets out of the cupboard! Sound the fanfare

Virtual Museum records

Twenty years of CWACing the Bot River Estuary

Atlas bash to Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape, 8-11 August 2013

Save the date: 20-21 July 2013, SABAP2 workshop, Port Elizabeth

Virtual Museum records

The ADU Virtual Museums started with the Frog Atlas in 1996, followed by the Reptile Atlas in May 2005 and SABCA (Southern African Butterfly Conservation Assessment) in May 2007. During these early years records (photos and the associated information) were emailed to the ADU by participants. In July 2010 Rene Navarro set up an online data submission process and PHOWN (PHOtos of Weaver Nests) and MammalMAP came into being at this time. There are now 11 Virtual Museums running and more to come in the future.

The top ten contributors are as follows (these stats are based on online records, ie since July 2010):

    Records Participant
  • 7564 Willis, C.K.
  • 3135 Boland Project, Cape Leopard Trust
  • 2953 Cronje, Pieter
  • 2415 Sharp, IC
  • 2320 Manson, A.
  • 1580 Grundlingh, Felicity
  • 1520 Oschadleus, HD
  • 1520 Kennedy, David
  • 1417 Wilkinson, J H
  • 1282 Bode, J

The upload system is the same for all the Virtual Museums, so if you have taken part in one project, it is very easy to submit photos to any of the others! The contributors who have submitted records to the most Virtual Museums are:

    VMs Participant
  • 11 Oschadleus, HD
  • 10 Cronje, Pieter - missing Scorpion Map
  • 10 Underhill, L.G - missing Scorpion Map
  • 9 Wilkinson, J H
  • 9 Archer, A.M.
  • 9 Ainsley, J.
  • 9 Loftie-Eaton, M
  • 9 Navarro, R.A

Thanks to ALL participants for your records and keep the cameras rolling!
Submit your records at the Virtual Museum site.


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