Resources for the City of Cape Town Biodiversity

Resources for the City of Cape Town Biodiversity

Herewith are some resources to help you to plan and explore Cape Town's biodiversity for the City Nature Challenge. We have loaded checklists and places on iNaturalist, so much of this data is a click away. Our aim with the challenge is to improve these resources for both visitors and managers!

The city contains several nature reserves. Many of them have their own places on iNaturalist.
A full list (with access and opening times) can be found here: City Nature Reserves
See them on iNaturalist - this contains the full species lists as from the management plans and iNaturalist observations::
Blaauwberg, Bothasig Fynbos, Botterblom, Bracken, Durbanville, Driftsands, Edith Stephens, False Bay (Rondevlei), Harmony Flats, Helderberg, Kenilworth Race Course, Steenbras, Table Bay (Rietvlei), Table Mountain, Tygerberg, Uitkamp, Witsands, Wolfgat, Zandvlei

Of course, not all of our biodiversity occurs in nature reserves:
There are urban open spaces, parks, rivers, and of course our own gardens. For instance, there is much biodiversity in these areas (lists from iNaturalist):
Constantia Green Belts, Jack Miller Danie Uys Park, Meadowridge Common, Rondebosch Common
and our gardens and arboreta:
Ardern Arboretum, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Tokai Arboretum
Why not document the birds, insects and other wildlife in your garden?

Dont forget our Ramsar Site: Strandfontein Sewer Works

Biodiversity Fact Sheets
01: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld
02: Peninsula Granite Fynbos
03: Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos
04: Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos
05: Cape Flats Dune Sand
06: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

07: Endemic Species
08: Threatened species
09: How You Can Help

Biodiversity Fact Sheet Supplements
: Glossary; : Endemic Species; : Endemic vegetation Types; : Threatened Species

Posters
Biodiversity: Unique Species
Biodiversity: Unique Vegetation
Western Leopard Toad
City Nature Reserves

Posted by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo, January 18, 2019 12:06 PM

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