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PREVENTING HYBRIDIZATION OF CAPE MOUNTAIN ZEBRA

Hartmann’s zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) and plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) were introduced into the province. Some of these animals escaped from their points of introduction and now roam freely across the landscape.

Priorities for protected area research

Dudley, N. (and 46 other authors, incl. Hayward, N.A.) 2018.

Regulations _ Farming Activities _ English
Regulations _ Farming Activities _ isiXhosa
State of Biodiversity Report 2002

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme (SoBP) to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999. This is the programme's first report.

State of Biodiversity Report 2007

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme (SoBP) to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999. This programme delivered its first report in 2002 and these reports are updated every five years. This is the second report.

State of Biodiversity Report 2012

CapeNature has compiled State of Biodiversity reports every five years since 2002 and this is the third report. These reports aim to give some indication of the state of the ecosystems of the Western Cape Province (WCP) and their constituents which are the many species that occur in this province.

State of Biodiversity Report 2017

CapeNature has compiled State of Biodiversity reports every five years since 2002 and this is the fourth report. These reports aim to give some indication of the state of the ecosystems of the Western Cape Province (WCP) and their constituents which are the many species that occur in this province.

State of Conservation Report 2020

In 2020 we were proud to announce the release of the first annual State of Conservation Report for the Western Cape.

This succinct and visually rich report provides an overview of the status of priority conservation indicators as at the end of 2019.

Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan Handbook

The Western Cape is the country’s leading exporter of agricultural commodities, is a province of outstanding natural beauty and a preferred destination for tourists and permanent residents alike. Towards ensuring the wise management of biodiversity priority areas and sustainable development within a growing economy, the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board (CapeNature) has developed a province-wide Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan (WCBSP) is a spatial tool that comprises the Biodiversity Spatial Plan Map (BSP Map) of biodiversity priority areas, accompanied by contextual information and land use guidelines that make the most recent and best quality biodiversity information available for land use and development planning, environmental assessment and regulation, and natural resource management. The BSP Map covers both the terrestrial and freshwater realms, as well as major coastal and estuarine habitats. This Handbook presents the BSP Map and explains its development, describes important biodiversity features of the Western Cape, and presents a set of land use guidelines that should be used to effectively aid in conserving the biodiversity of the Western Cape. The BSP Map is the product of a systematic biodiversity planning approach that delineates Critical Biodiversity Areas and Ecological Support Areas, which require safeguarding to ensure the continued existence and functioning of species and ecosystems, including the delivery of ecosystem services.