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Threatened Species

Threatened Species

Vegetation Type

Swartland Granite Renosterveld. Status: Critically endangered.


Kelkiewyn (Geissorhiza radians). Status: Endangered. Only found on Swartland Granite Renosterveld, a critically endangered vegetation types that is now restricted to tiny fragments due to its favourability for cultivation.


Black Harrier (Circus maurus). Status: Near Threatened. Endemic to South Africa – with a stronghold in the Strandveld of the West Coast.


Cape rain frog (Breviceps gibbosus). Status: Vulnerable. Only found in Renosterveld and is threatened by the loss of its habitat through agriculture.


Blouberg Dwarf Burrowing Skink (Scelotes montispectus). Status: Only three specimens of this species of burrowing reptile have ever been found – two in the Blouberg Conservation Area and one in the West Coast National Park.


Heavyside Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii). Status: Data Decient. This dolphin is restricted to the Benguela Current system and is threatened by overfishing.