Slide 14: Hotspots of biodiversity in South Africa
Within South Africa, a number of biodiversity hotspots are recognized. One of the most important of these are the Cape Floristic Region, or as it is more commonly called the Fynbos Region, where there's an incredible 7000 species of which almost 80% are endemic to the region. Another area with high species diversity is the Succulent Karoo area, with 4800 species, 40% endemics. Over the next few maps we'll have a look at the location of these areas, and show that in these areas there is by and large fairly low conservation despite their high biodiversity importance.