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Landscapes of the Kruger National Park

W. P. D Gertenbach
Koedoe | Vol 26, No 1 | a591 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v26i1.591 | © 1983 W. P. D Gertenbach | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1983 | Published: 01 December 1983

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W. P. D Gertenbach, Department of Research and Information, South Africa


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Abstract

Knowledge on the abiotic and biotic components of the Kruger National Park (KNP) system has increased to such an extent, that it was possible to zonate the KNP into landscapes. A landscape was defined as an area with a specific geomorphology, climate, soil and vegetation pattern together with the associated fauna. On this basis 35 landscapes were identified and described in terms of the components mentioned in the definition. The objective of classification is that future management should be based on these landscapes. Relevant management considerations may change, but the landscape a@ a basic functional unit should not be negotiable.

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