Cathedral Peak research catchments - South Africa

Basic Information
Site Name
Cathedral Peak research catchments
Short name
CPRC
Country
South Africa
Site Description
The Cathedral Peak research catchments have been an historic foci of observation research in the northern uKhahlamba Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, having their scientific towards the end of the mid-20th century. The Drakensberg mountains are South Africa's most important water catchment area, and owing to the relatively greater rainfall in this region, the area is also valued for agriculture. This portion of southern Africa's grassland biome also supports phenomenal levels of biodiversity. The research catchments themselves are primary and fall within a protected area, but research in this landscape extends beyond the protected area into communal, state, and privately owned lands. The full spectrum of trans-disciplinary scientific work is supported and has continued to grow in this landscape.
Last modified
2024-04-15 09:04:40

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1935
Observed properties
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
SAEON (LTER-SAF-ZA-14)This site is a verified "SAEON" member.
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
Photos
Looking towards the distant Cathedral Peak research catchments from a communal portion of the landscape.
Looking towards the distant Cathedral Peak research catchments from a communal portion of the landscape.
Geographic
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: -28.975619 Longitude: 29.235789

Size
~450.00ha
Elevation (average)
2141.00msl
Elevation (min)
1820.00msl
Elevation (max)
2463.00msl
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