Baviaanskloof - South Africa

Basic Information
Site Name
Baviaanskloof
Short name
BVNKF
Country
South Africa
Keywords
groundwater
hydrology
meteorology
Vegetation survey
Site Description
This site covers the catchment area of the Baviaanskloof River and surrounding Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve area, where ecological, agricultural and social systems are managed collaboratively in order to promote sustainable use of the landscape.
Last modified
2020-03-25 11:03:14
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2004
Purpose
The promotion of sustainable use of the landscape through the balanced management of agricultural, ecological and social systems in the catchment of the Baviaanskloof River
History
Livestock farming and small-scale cropping have been the main land uses for the last two-three centuries. More recently part of the area has been declared a nature reserve (Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve) and the Baviaanskloof was declared a World Heritage Site in 2004. The collaborative network Living Lands consists of scientists and landowners in the western Baviaanskloof who seek to establish a living landscape with sustainable ecological, agricultural, and social systems.
Photos
not defined
Geographic
Size
124000.00ha
Elevation (average)
958.50msl
Elevation (min)
160.00msl
Elevation (max)
1757.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
SAEON (LTER-SAF-ZA-20)This site is a verified "SAEON" member.
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
Download

Site information [.json]

Centroid coordinates [.shp] [.kml]