oa Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science - Biodiversity in Southern Africa. Volume 1-3, Norbert Jürgens, Daniela H. Haarmeyer, Jona Luther-Mosebach, Jürgen Dengler, Manfred Finckh, Ute Schmiedel, M. Timm Hoffman : book review

Volume 54, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0075-6458
  • E-ISSN: 2071-0771



The BIOTA project began in South Africa and Namibia in the year 2000. It recently published a three volume synthesis of its first decade of work. Unusually, 'BIOTA' is not an acronym for anything - it is the name of a major German-funded study into biodiversity patterns, initially focusing on the west side of southern Africa. BIOTA now has transects in North, West and East Africa as well.

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