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National Biodiversity Assessment 2011 datasets available for download

The recently completed National Biodiversity Assessment (NBA) 2011 provides an assessment of South Africa’s biodiversity and ecosystems, including headline indicators and national maps for the terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and marine environments.

National Biodiversity Assessment 2011 datasets available for download

NBA 2011 Protection Level

The following three National Biodiversity Assessment 2011 datasets are now available for download from the BGIS website:

    • Ecosystem Protection Level 
    • Ecosystem Status
    • Formal Protected Areas


Instructions for downloading the datasets:

  1. Copy and paste the following url into your internet browse: http://bgis.sanbi.org/NBA/project.asp
  2. A project overview page for the National Biodiversity Assessment 2011 will appear. To the left of the project overview page are links to the project reports, National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment (NSBA) 2004 and the project maps. Click on any one of the project maps’ links e.g. Click on the ‘Ecosystem Protection Level’ link under ‘Project Maps’.
  3. A map overview page for Ecosystem Protection Level will appear. To the left of the map overview page there is a download section, with a link to download the shapefile. Click on the link.  

 

At present there is no interactive map associated with the datasets. The interactive maps are still in the process of being created.

 

Please contact BGIS help (bgishelp@sanbi.org.za) with any questions regarding the BGIS website.  

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