Slide 19: Extent of conservation versus "need" for conservation. Two extremes
Based on the vegetation types shown previously, two extremes of conservation strategies can be seen. With the mopane veld there are very high levels of conservation, despite the fact that this area is not a centre of endemism, and despite the fact that there is almost no transformation of this veld vegetation type. By contrast, the West Coast Renosterveld is almost totally transformed, yet there is only 1.7% conserved. Mountain Fynbos on the other hand has a far lower level of transformation due to the fact that the mountains can't really be used for other land uses and in this area there is a far greater percentage of conservation.