Area and Pentads Surveyed


Although the initial plan was to survey only Agulhas National Park and Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area pentads, the decision was made eventually to include the full biome south of the Soetmuis Mountains which drains into the Agulhas Plain. For the purpose of the project this meant 34.30 to 34.50 latitude and 1935 to 2010 longitude. From the spreadsheet below it is clear how and when pentads were added to the project.


PentadDescription202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010Total
3430_1935Kouerivier0010111000004
3430_1940JanSwartskraalrivier0011111000005
3430_1945Pietersieliefontein0011121000006
3430_1950Kosierskraal0111111120009
3430_1955Grashoek0111112200009
3430_2000Bredasdorp1112112000009
3430_2005Nachtwacht0112111000007
3435_1935Nuwedam00111112110110
3435_1940Viljoenshof0011111111109
3435_1945Elim01113112111013
3435_1950BovoŽlvlei01111111110110
3435_1955Heuningrug01111111111010
3435_2000Grooteiland01112111220113
3435_2005Princekraal02111121210113
3440_1935Waterford00111111111110
3440_1940Wolvengat01111111110110
3440_1945Rietfontein01111122111113
3440_1950VoŽlvlei01111102111111
3440_1955Soetendalsvlei01211312113218
3440_2000Klipfontein01111124111115
3440_2005De Mond04222412111020
3445_1935Quoin Point0011101111007
3445_1940Die Dam0011100111017
3445_1945Rietfontein se baai0011110111108
3445_1950Brandfontein01111111120111
3445_1955Suiderstrand01111212111113
3445_2000Struisbaai01111312312521
12229293134293426221519291

The area included in the survey includes specially protected areas such as:
  1. Agulhas National Park
  2. Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area
  3. De Mond Nature Reserve (Cape Nature)
  4. Quoin Point (Cape Nature) and
  5. Various private nature reserves such as De Mond Farms Private Nature reserve
  6. Agulhas Plain-Heuningnes Estuary IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area) - Birdlife South Africa
  7. De Mond (Heuningnes Estuary) RAMSAR site


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