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The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as ‘windows’ to South Africa’s biodiversity for enjoyment and education.

Vision, mission and values

Vision: Biodiversity richness for all South Africans.Mission: To champion the exploration, conservation, sustainable use, appreciation and enjoyment of South Africa’s exceptionally rich biodiversity for all South Africans. Values:SANBI’s values spell uGREAT. They are:

  • Ubuntu
  • Growth
  • Respect & Tolerance
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Togetherness

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