Welcome to the Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (FBIS).
FBIS is an open-access, online platform for serving, hosting, analyzing and sharing freshwater biodiversity data in South Africa.
The overall purpose of the platform is to support data-driven freshwater decision-making and management in South Africa.
Platform development was funded by the JRS Biodiversity Foundation through two grants: 2017-2020 (Phase 1) and 2021-2024 (Phase 2). The platform was developed by the Freshwater Research Centre in partnership with Kartoza and the South African National Biodiversity Institute.