Table 1. Changes in forest and woodland cover in 14 forest patches between 1974 and 2001, as measured from orthorectified aerial photos. All forest patches are indigenous scarp forest (Reyers and Ginsburg 2005), and none have formal protection. The community has, however, submitted proposals and management plans to government for a Nqabara Community Conservancy, which will include all forest patches

Forest Name Area in
2001 (ha)
Area in
1974 (ha)
Change
(ha)
Change
(%)
Ben Rabeni 20.51 15.23 5.27 35
Kwanocwane 78.76 56.19 22.57 40
Kwanonkongodo 121.64 119.52 2.11 2
Lubhelu 119.92 103.43 16.49 16
Ludada 55.96 38.72 17.24 45
Manyonyoba 147.76 110.61 37.14 34
Migqibisa 1 35.26 20.17 15.08 75
Migqubisa 2 63.96 49.38 14.58 30
Mpindwana 129.54 116.27 13.27 11
Ndimiti 97.95 42.03 55.91 133
Ngroboji 64.13 38.70 25.43 66
Ngwane 219.24 146.00 73.24 50
Nkelekete 305.77 132.27 173.50 131
Nqweleni 173.28 107.81 65.47 61