Cape Town's Unique Biodiversity.
An incredible responsibility and an amazing asset.
Some facts about the vegetation types (habitats are found within these vegetation types ).
What is the Biodiversity Network?
The Biodiversity Network is the fine scale conservation for the Cape Town area. It is a spatial representation of what natural vegetation remnants are required to meet the national conservation targets.
What does the Biodiversity Network do?
The biodiversity Network supports the regional conservation initiatives and the plan is to further a partnership between the City of Cape Town, CapeNature, SanParks, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP).
What else does it do?
The Biodiversity Network is used as a key informant in the various City Spatial Plans, which are addressing a number of pressing social responsibilities and issues. These plans will shape the City into the future and assisted by the Biodiversity Network incorporate and protect the most biodiverse areas in the City.
Why is this work important?
It is critical that we protect our natural heritage, not only for the services that they provide, but also for the enjoyment and benefit of the future generations.