CAPE FLO­RAL RE­GION PRO­TECTED AR­EAS

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At one mil­lion hectares, the Cape Flo­ral Re­gion is less than 0,5% of Africa’s sur­face but it’s home to nearly 20% of the con­ti­nent’s plant species, mak­ing it one of the rich­est ar­eas for plants when com­pared with any sim­i­lar-size re­gion. It be­came a World Her­itage site in 2004 and is con­sid­ered one of the world’s “hottest hotspots” for its di­ver­sity of endemic and threat­ened plants.

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