Figure 1. Study area of the Little Karoo illustrating its position in South Africa, as well as the current land-cover situation.

Note: Transformed areas are those that have been converted to cropland and urban areas. Distinction is drawn between areas of moderate and severe degradation where the former can be restored with the removal of grazing pressure, whereas the latter will require restoration actions to restore the plant communities. The map is transposed over a digital elevation model for illustrative purposes.

Thompson et al. 2008