29 July 2015 Volume :3 Issue :35

iSpot at UKZN

iSpot at UKZN
Students and members of the public who attended a course on iSpot held at UKZN.

The Bews Herbarium, in collaboration with the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) programme of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), organised an iSpot training workshop at UKZN.

iSpot is a website (http://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa) which assists in identifying any aspect of nature. Users upload observations of wildlife, help each other identify them and share and discuss findings.

The course was organised by Dr Benny Bytebier of the School of Life Sciences (SLS) and Mrs Suvarna Parbhoo of SANBI at the SLS Honours LAN in Pietermaritzburg. The instructor was Dr Tony Rebelo of SANBI in Kirstenbosch, who is the site administrator.

Several SLS honours students as well as members of the public attended the course and all were enthusiastic about using the site, either as a professional and educational tool or for sheer interest and fun.


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