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We are working to ensure that high-priority ecological assets (including Fynbos, Succulent Karoo, Enkangala Grasslands, Maputaland-Pondoland) are secured, managed and restored.
By doing this we help improve the representivity and cohesiveness of South Africa’s ecological networks.  This is done by engaging in stewardship work on privately owned land as well as land purchases to contribute to the expansion of protected areas.

We also work to promote the prioritisation of these ecological assets for protection and integration into sector development plans in key development areas such as agriculture and mining.

The Cape Floristic Region and the Succulent Karoo are two of the 35 global ecoregions WWF focuses its attention on as areas of international value. We are committed to protecting these ecoregions by constructively engaging with industries and communities dependent on the land for its natural resources.

WWF also works in the Grasslands biome, which is considered a national conservation priority. There is significant diversity, but it is under protected and under significant pressure from unsustainable land use practices such as mining and agriculture.

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The Succulent Karoo is home to over 6 000 plant species of which 40% endemic
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