Barcoding of African Aquatic Organisms (SAIAB)
The objectives of FISH-BOL are to barcode all Africa’s marine, estuarine and freshwater fishes, to assist taxonomists in identifying fish species and to understand lineage diversity. The objectives of the amphibian and invertebrate barcoding projects are to focus on particular groups of taxonomic interest and expand the barcoding database for less well-known South African groups.
2006 – ongoing
Systematics and Taxonomic studies of Central African fishes (SAIAB)
The main short-term objective is to describe the diversity of the central-southern African region. A longer-term goal is to understand the biogeography of the southern African fauna and how it links with the northern Congo and southern systems.
2004 – ongoing
Conservation planning for South African Freshwater Fishes (SAIAB)
Provide conservation planners and implementing agencies with accurate aquatic biodiversity information and priorities for management actions.
2008 – 2010
Systematic studies of fishes from Swaziland and eastern South Africa (SAIAB)
The objective of this project is to gain a better understanding of diversity and distribution patterns of the ichthyofauna of the eastern region of South Africa, Swaziland and southern Mozambique. To aid conservation efforts for various species by assisting with revising the taxonomy of some fish groups and more directly with dedicated conservation projects.