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 2007 report covers the changes to the state of
vertebrate biodiversity and land under conservation usage. In addition, the current report is expanded
to include an initial assessment of plant biodiversity in the province and has a broader look at land
utilisation and ecosystem health. This report differs from typical State of the Environment (SoE) reports
in that it is primarily focused on biodiversity and natural ecosystems.