𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵
𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲, 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁, 𝗮 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀-𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗗𝗿 𝗡𝘅𝗲𝗹𝗲, 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗶𝗹𝘀.
The project aims to record and document earthworms that are found in southern Africa.
We know that animals, in general, do not respect international borders, earthworms are not an exception. Therefore, some species may be shared between countries. So far, Botswana and Namibia have been visited and very interesting earthworms have been recorded from these countries. Zambia and Zimbabwe should be the next stop in the near future.
Given that several areas in southern Africa have not been sampled for earthworms, several new species of earthworms could be discovered in all these countries.
𝑈𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑦, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐶𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑-19 𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑚𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑗𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑟 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑜𝑜𝑛.