Abc Taxa is a series of peer-reviewed manuals dedicated to capacity building in zoological and botanical taxonomy, in collection management and in good practices in taxonomic and curatorial research. It facilitates the liberation of taxonomic and curatorial skills, competences and know-how needed to carry out basic to advanced taxonomic research on a particular living taxon. Abc Taxa also intends to act as speaker's corner for those experts who have the skills to communicate on good practices in taxonomic research.

Zoological taxonomy Botanical taxonomy Collection management Good practices
Abc Taxa is the product of the Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative, but the series is the joint effort of the three main Belgian natural history institutions, being the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels), the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren) and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise). These institutions cooperate on an open and constructive basis with their specific several national and international partners.

Funding for the production of these manuals is entirely provided by the Belgian Development Cooperation.