The red sand semi-desert country of north-west Cape Province in South Africa and southern Namibia is a Secondary Area (see map, p.324), defined by the range of the threatened Red Lark Certhilauda burra (classified as Vulnerable). This nomadic species is found on well-vegetated sand-dunes or flats with perennial tussock-grasses, of which only 1,400km2 remain and which are under continuing heavy grazing pressure from domestic livestock (Dean et al. 1991).
|Red Lark (Certhilauda burra)||VU|
|IBA Code||Site Name||Country|
|ZA025||Mattheus-Gat Conservation Area (proposed)||South Africa|
|ZA026||Haramoep and Black Mountain Mine Nature Reserve||South Africa|
|ZA027||Bitterputs Conservation Area (proposed)||South Africa|
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