Baboon Spider Atlas

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3 years 11 months ago #71588 by Dimitri Kambas
So tarantulas.co.za has teamed up with the ADU and have started working on the Baboon Spider Atlas.

Description of the project:

The goal of the this project is to give people the opportunity to contribute to research and conservation of Baboon Spiders in Southern Africa. By contributing photos of spiders you see in the wild you will help to build our knowledge of the species present in the region, their distribution ranges, and the threats they face from humanity.

Using the SpiderMAP Virtual Museum at the Animal Demography Unit in Cape Town, this project follows in the footsteps other highly successful citizen scientist projects like the Frog, Reptile, and Butterfly Atlases. This project will take baboon spider conservation to a new level. Submit your photos today!

Let us know your thoughts? Would you be keen to participate?

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3 years 11 months ago #71589 by Edrich
I would love to be part of this

"When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion"

Edrich du Plessis

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3 years 11 months ago #71590 by Deon
Would loooove to participate, but no baboons here in the North West. :(

Africa is a tough country. When the going gets tough, we get going.

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3 years 11 months ago #71591 by Dimitri Kambas

Tyranatula wrote: Would loooove to participate, but no baboons here in the North West. :(


You will be surprised.

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3 years 11 months ago #71592 by Deon
I only know there are supposed to be some in Botswana, which is about 80 km's from me. Can do a field trip there, if I knew where to start looking.

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3 years 11 months ago #71593 by Dimitri Kambas

Deon wrote: I only know there are supposed to be some in Botswana, which is about 80 km's from me. Can do a field trip there, if I knew where to start looking.


Try looking for this Pterinochilus lugardi (Dodoma Baboon)

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