It remains one of the primary responsibilities of taxonomists to describe and concomitantly disseminate information
about the novelties they discover through their research efforts and associated herbarium and field work. However, given the
present-day emphasis on benefit sharing concerning access to components of biodiversity, taxonomists should be much more
circumspect when conducting field- and other work in foreign countries. It is imperative that project proposals submitted for
consideration for support or funding take cognizance of the needs of taxonomists and biodiversity specialists in the countries
in which fieldwork is to be conducted.