State of Biodiversity Report 2002
The Western Cape Province is fortunate to house two of the
world’s biodiversity hotspots – the Fynbos and Succulent Karoo
biomes. However, threats to the environment are increasing
throughout the world and particularly in the Western Cape
Province, where a large proportion of the land has been
transformed to a state unsuitable for many of the species making
up this unique biodiversity.
This has necessitated a process to
evaluate, monitor and report on the status of the natural
environment. From this, well informed and considered
conservation plans can be drawn up to help ensure the
sustainable utilisation of our natural heritage.