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Ecoregions of South Africa - levels 1 and 2

A delineation of ecoregions for South Africa derived from terrain and vegetation, with altitude, rainfall, runoff variability, air temperature, geology and soil.


 South African level 1 ecoregions

Disclaimer: The Department of Water and Sanitation accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of this data -- the outlines may change as the custodian incorporates more data sets. Note that transition zones between regions are about 5km wide.

Last map update: 2005

Contact persons:
    Christa Thirion (Ecoregions)
    Mike Silberbauer (GIS and web page queries)

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