Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

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30į South Publishers, 2008 - Travel - 206 pages
Let Southbound take you to the astonishing floral riches of the Cape‚€”what Carl Linnaeus described as ‚€œthis Heaven on Earth‚€ ‚€”a vast area of mountainous shrubland, dominated by fynbos, and rich in faunal, floral and cultural diversity.

* The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the oldest plant kingdoms in the world with some species dating back 60 million years

* The smallest and richest of the world‚€™s six Floral Kingdoms with a staggering 9,600 flora species, 70% of which occur nowhere else on Earth.

* Comprising eight unique areas‚€” Table Mountain, Groot Winterhoek, Cederberg, Boland, De Hoop, Boosmansbos, Swartberg, Baviaanskloof

* Contains 112 Red Data Book (endangered) species of fauna as well as Endemic Bird Area species

* Hiking, 4x4 trails, base-jumping, adventure-caving, whale-watching, wine farms, cheese and arts festivals and much more

* Comprehensive tourist listings, maps and color photos

 

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Contents

The site
123
Conservation and local community involvement
135
The site
141
The Swartberg Complex
156
Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
180
Referencesfurther reading
196
Acknowledgments
205

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