Biodiversity and Society

Biodiversity assessment as a form of social learning

Bioblitzes are designed to encourage interaction and knowledge-sharing
between participants. To this end, each bioblitz starts with a welcome function which include
informal talks in which participants share their background and expertise, followed by a talk by the
relevant ecologists in charge of managing the particular site in which they share information about
the site and some of the management challenges they face.

Six rapid biodiversity surveys (“bioblitzes”) have been conducted.

Bioblitz 1

Treasure Beach Nature Reserve, Bluff Nature Reserve and Van Riebeeck Park
2-5 September 2018

Bioblitz 2

Bartlett Estate

7-10 October 2018

Bioblitz 3

Constantia Farm

31 October – 3 November 2018

Bioblitz 4

Ntsikeni Nature Reserve

7-10 February 2019

Bioblitz 5

Entumeni and Dlinza Forest Nature Reserves

11-14 September 2019

Bioblitz 6

Lebombo Mountain Reserve

9-12 October 2019

If you would like to contribute to or be a part of the Bioblitzes please contact:

Dr. Adam Shuttleworth


Prof. Steve Johnson


Ms. Preshnee Singh