• Upgrading to the Global iSpot communities: 7 days to go ...

    With the iSpot sAfr site preparing to move to the iSpot sAfr community on the Global site on 2-3rd December, please make sure that you are happy with your profile here!

    Note: for transfer & testing the site will be unavailable for 48 hours (on about 2-3 Dec). The test run is still busy and the transfer has been deferred to sort out bugs.

    Iconic images Voted for the Species Surfer 2014 Details here.

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Welcome to iSpot southern Africa


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

Watch the video to see how iSpot's friendly community helps you learn about wildlife.

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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