oa Madoqua - Conservation aspects of karst waters in Namibia

Volume 1991 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



Aquatic habitats of karst origin in Namibia are generally small in area and few in number. Despite this, the fact that they include unusual habitat types like hypogean cave lakes, cenotes and flowing epigean springs which are rare elsewhere in the country, lend them high conservation priority. Almost all important karst areas in southwestern Africa, and a major part of those in southern Africa, faIl within the borders of Namibia.

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