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Welcome to iSpot southern Africa

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iSpot southern Africa Your gateway to sharing and identifying the biodiversity around us.

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Explore the ecological web with iSpot

All organisms are part of a web of ecological connections with other species. Many of these links are created by feeding relationships: every plant is eaten, every animal must eat. Most flowers depend on insects for pollination. Fruit are dispersed by birds, seeds by ants and mites hitch a ride on beetles in a relationship called phoresy.

As our contribution to the British Ecological Society's Festival of Ecology, you can now explore and record ecological relationships using iSpot. Find out how here

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You can study many aspects of the environment with The Open University, and there are courses to suit everyone: take a short module, work towards a named degree, or try course sections for free on OpenLearn.

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