Rooi Cederberg Karoo Park - Research Portals

People have dreamed about the establishment of a new conservation area in the Cederberg that could offer valuable and much needed habitat for the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra. This has now become a reality with the signing of a memorandum of understanding and a constitution by six landowners (including CapeNature) to establish the Rooi Cederberg Karoo Park. The current zebra population of 34 individuals from Mooiberg will be the core population that will, once the fences are dropped between the properties, be free to roam this 60 000 hectare park
– Eben Human, Die Beeld, 24th August 2010.

The conservation vision of these landowners will indeed supply much needed habitat for the Cape Mountain Zebra. Very importantly though it will significantly contribute to the conservation of valuable biodiversity, cultural and historical assets within the Cederberg and within two of the global Biodiversity Hotspots. Large areas such as this that significantly contribute to national conservation targets are exceptionally important in retaining connectivity between different ecosystems, ensuring the perpetuation of ecosystem function and retaining the wilderness nature of the area.

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Botany

Botany

This portal is still under construction and we hope to add the first text soon. We plan to make the following information available to our readers: A general summary of the plants which can be found in the Rooi Cederberg Karoo… Read more
Rock Art

Rock Art

A general summary of rock art features and characteristics which can be found in the Rooi Cederberg Karoo Park region. Read more
Archaeology

Archaeology

This portal is still under construction and we hope to add the first text soon. We plan to make the following information available to our readers: A general summary of archaeological features which can be found in the Rooi Cederberg Karoo… Read more

Herpetology

Herpetology

A general summary of herpetology features and characteristics which can be found in the Rooi Cederberg Karoo Park region. Read more
Entomology

Entomology

This portal is still under construction and we hope to add the first text soon. We plan to make the following information available to our readers: A general summary of the insects which can be found in the Rooi Cederberg Karoo… Read more
Cultural History

Cultural History

This portal is still under construction and we hope to add the first text soon. We plan to make the following information available to our readers: A general summary of cultural history (building structures, language, stories, etc.) which are part… Read more