Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Cape of Good Hope, Biodiversity of Cape Town, Fish Hoek Valley, Millers Point, Western Cape, CapeMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 24. Chapters: Cape of Good Hope, Biodiversity of Cape Town, Fish Hoek Valley, Millers Point, Western Cape, Cape Point, Rondevlei Nature Reserve, Macassar Dunes Conservation Area, Constantiaberg, Chapmans Peak, Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Seal Island, South Africa, Beaches of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, De Hel Nature Area, Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Mamre Nature Garden, Edith Stephens Wetland Park, Blaauwberg Conservation Area, Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach, Witzands Aquifer Conservation Area, Uitkamp Wetlands, Silwerboomkloof Natural Heritage Site, Harmony Flats Nature Reserve, Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary, Durbanville Nature Reserve, Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, Meadowridge Common, Bracken Nature Reserve, Lower Silvermine River Wetlands, Sandy Bay, Cape Town, Glencairn Wetland, Die Oog Conservation Area, Lourens River Protected Natural Environment, Liesbeek River, Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary, Zoarvlei Wetlands, Glen Beach, Duiker Island, Pyramid Rock, Cape Town.
Excerpt: The city of Cape Town lies within the Cape Floristic Kingdom (by far the smallest and most diverse of the earths 6 floristic kingdoms). Cape Town is located within a CI Biodiversity hotspot and is home to a total of 19 different and distinct vegetation types. (This enormous variety is mainly because the city is uniquely located at the convergence point of a great many different soil types and micro-climates.) These 19 vegetation types are mostly restricted to unusually small areas, and several are completely endemic to the city - occurring nowhere else in the world.
Of the thousands of plant species that are indigenous to Cape Town, 190 are known to be endemic to the city - occurring nowhere else in the world. In addition, there are over a hundred animal species that are also restricted to...