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Workshop Participants Dive into Dipterology

In November 2017, partners of the JRS Biodiversity Project “PINDIP” held a two-week training course in dipterology (the study of the two-winged or "true flies" for you non-dipterologists). The course provided researchers with a basic training on the identification and ecology…

New JRS Grant Will Help Illuminate Pollinator-Plant Interactions in Sub-Saharan Africa

SEATTLE, Washington – January 24, 2018 – The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is proud to announce a new $324,000 award to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) to develop an African Pollinator Plant Interaction (APPI) database, a public platform containing pollinator-plant interaction records.   Pollinator biodiversity loss is occurring worldwide, predominately due to the…

The African Biodiversity Challenge Set to Launch

The South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) announced that teams from four countries, Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, and Namibia, will compete in the JRS-funded African Biodiversity Challenge. The competition aims to develop strategies for capturing, digitizing and publishing policy-relevant national biodiversity data and strengthen…

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