South African National Biodiversity Institute


SANBI’s mission is to ensure biodiversity richness is conserved for all South Africans.

  • Manage and unlock benefits of the network of National Botanical Gardens as windows into South Africa’s biodiversity
  • Build the foundational biodiversity science through describing and classifying species and ecosystems in South Africa
  • Assess, monitor and report on the state of South Africa’s biodiversity and increase knowledge for decision making (including adaptation to climate change)
  • Provide biodiversity policy advice and access to biodiversity information and support for climate change adaptation
  • Provide human capital development, education and awareness in response to SANBI’s mandate

SANBI contributes directly to all 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

  • Learn more about SANBI's contribution to the Aichi Targets HERE

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme