Metadata for Datasets Curated by the ADU

  • BIRP: Birds In Reserves Project (BIRP)
  • CAR: Biannual roadcounts of large terrestrial birds
  • CWAC: Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC) Programme
  • EchinoMAP: Atlas of African Echinoderma
  • ODONATA: Odonata Atlas of Southern Africa
  • SABAP1: Southern African Bird Atlas Project
  • SABAP2: Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2
  • SABCA: Southern African Butterfly Conservation Assessment (SABCA)
  • SAFAP: Atlas of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • SAFRING: Southern African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)
  • SARCA: Reptile Atlas of Southern Africa
    formerly: Southern African Reptile Conservation Assessment (SARCA)
  • ScorpionMAP: Atlas of African Scorpions
  • VIMMA: MammalMAP - Virtual Museum of African Mammals

SABAP2 Metadata:

Name of Organization/Department Animal Demography Unit
Contact person (Person to contact about the dataset) Doug Harebottle
Position Project Manager
Postal Address Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Postal code 7701
City/Town Rondebosch
Province Western Cape
Country South Africa
Telephone +27 (0)21 650 2330
Cell 082 7363087
Fax +27 (0)21 650 3301
Website address (url)
Title of dataset Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2
Brief description (max. 200 words) Presence/absence data of birds within pentads (5 min latitude x 5 min longitude; 9 km x 8 km grid cells) from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
Purpose (max. 200 words) The purpose is to collect distributional records of birds at a finer resolution than that of the first atlas (1987-1991) in order to document changes in distribution and relate this to climate change and landscape changes over the past 20 years. Outputs generated would lay the foundation for the formulation of future biodiversity and avi-faunal conservation policies within the sub-region.
Begin date (When data collection started) 01/07/2007
End date (For dormant datasets: When was data collection ended 31/12/2010 (estimated)
Give a brief account of any biases, gaps or errors which may exist in the dataset. Coverage of all grid cells incomplete, thus highlighting gap areas; Out of range species may well be accepted by regional vetting committees for species that are not known to occur in a specific region; Vetting of records for recent species splits creates problems as pre-split range is used during vetting process which could lead to inaccurate records in certain regions
How to get a copy of the dataset Send an email to Doug Harebottle detailing what is required.
Other information about the dataset which may be important.
Author name (name of the person who entered the metadata record) Doug Harebottle
Author organization Animal Demography Unit
Author position Project Manager
Author address Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Author postal code 7701
Author city/town Rondebosch
Author province Western Cape
Author country South Africa
Author telephone 021 6502330
Author fax (021) 650-3301
Author email
Metadata creation date 20/02/2009
Last update of metadata 27/08/2009