Sections of two biomes and five bioregions occur within the boundaries of the Marico BR. Within the five bioregions, seven vegetation types occur in the proposed Marico BR area. Of these seven vegetation types, Moot Plains Bushveld is classified as Vulnerable and Rand Highveld Grassland is classified as Endangered.
Two vegetation types endemic to the North West Province fall partly within the Marico BR area, namely Dwarsberg-
The Marico BR also encompasses several terrestrial and aquatic Critical Biodiversity Areas (CBA’s) and Ecological Support Areas (ESA’s) as identified by the North West Biodiversity Sector Plan 2015 (READ, 2015). CBA’s are areas of the landscape that need to be maintained in a natural or near-