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Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
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Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: South Africa
Best of: Forest
Description:
Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004, the property is located at the south-western extremity of South Africa. It is one of the world's great centres of terrestrial biodiversity. The extended property includes national parks, nature reserves, wilderness areas, State forests and mountain catchment areas. These elements add a significant number of endemic species associated with theFynbos vegetation, a fine-leaved sclerophyllic shrubland adapted to both a Mediterranean climate and periodic fires, which is unique to the Cape Floral Region.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Cape Floral Region Protected Areas", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.