oa Botswana Notes & Records - A floristic and faunal survey of the Kgale hills

Volume 33 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



A survey was carried out to document the diversity of plants and animals of Kgale hills. The hills were found to sustain a reasonable amount of biodiversity, and the vegetation is still pristine. There are three quarries in the study area, and these may impact on the biodiversity, especially as the hills do not re-vegetate naturally. There is still some wildlife activity, though it is now restricted to the southern hills of the Kgale range, away from the active quarry. Two mammals (klipspringer and rock dassie) and a bird (black eagle) use the hills for refuge and as a breeding site respectively. The study makes some recommendations about the continued use of the hills.

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