They moved mountains to save one of SA’s most precious ecosystems

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They moved mountains to save one of SA’s most precious ecosystems

Four new nature reserves have been declared to protect the Northern Cape’s inselberge and their surrounds

Senior features writer

The “island mountains” of the Northern Cape, which fall within the Succulent Karoo Biome, linking SA and Namibia, have four new nature reserves to protect them.

Threatened by mining and plant poaching, these inselberge stand out on the flat plains that stretch across SA’s least populated province, which also has the lowest number of Covid-19 infections to date.

The solitary group of mountains is found east of Springbok, said Andrea Weiss, spokesperson for the World Wide Fund for Nature SA (WWF-SA) (https://www.wwf.org.za/)...

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