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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.