Table Mountain Chain - South Africa

Basic Information
Site Name
Table Mountain Chain
Short name
TMC
Country
South Africa
Keywords
agriculture
Coastal habitats
Marine habitats
Protected sites
Residential buildings of city and town centres
Urban and suburban industrial and commercial sites still in active use
Urban and suburban public buildings
Site Description
The Table Mountain Chain comprises a network of public and private land within the Cape Peninsula. The land area is approximately 340 km2 and the marine component is approximately 980 km2. The coastline is approximately 130 km. The land area is surrounded by the intensive agriculture and urban development of the City of Cape Town. Because of the proximity of the city the area has a long history of research carried out by universities, research institutions and nature conservation agencies.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:05
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1998
Purpose
Investigate the impacts of various drivers of global change on vegetation at various scales
History
The Cape Peninsula National Park (now the Table Mountain National Park) was established in 1998. Prior to that various government agencies (up to 14 agencies prior to the declaration of the National Park) managed sections of the mountain chain with various levels of protection of the natural biota. Lower lying part of the Peninsula (
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Geographic
Size
34000.00ha
Elevation (average)
550.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
1100.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
SAEON (LTER-SAF-ZA-21)This site is a verified "SAEON" member.
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
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