Weather data
A large number of automatic weather stations has been implemented in the frame of the BIOTA AFRICA project by the Namibian National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Group "Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology" (BEE) of the University of Hamburg. The website offers hourly updates of data and graphs of a large number of weather parameters.


BIOTA West Africa BIOTA West Africa - Core topics - Workpackages (WP)

The contemporary status of biodiversity in West Africa and concepts for its sustainable conservation

Land use changes: agriculture and restoration


Land use change related to cash crops


Sustainable use of selected organisms

Fish, fisheries and aquaculture: sustainable ways to use natural fish resources and feasible alternatives

Complex consequences of unsustainable use of freshwater systems - amphibians

Sustainable use and reintroduction of highly valued woody plant species

Diversity islands of special ecological and socio-economic relevance: Sustainable use of termite mounds and their products

Ecology and sustainable use of edible mushrooms of fungus growing termites

Over-harvesting of snakes and its ecological and economical consequences


Restoration of degraded systems


Locally Protected Area (LPA-) network

Tools and products for decision making and practical application

Capacity building