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West Coast National Park

West Coast, South Africa

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The West Coast National Park lies 120 km north of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is 27,500 hectares (106 sq mi) in size. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the R27 coastal road, and runs from the town of Yzerfontein in the south up to the Langebaan lagoon. The park is particularly well known for its bird life and for the spring flowers which occur in the months from August to October, especially in the Postberg flower reserve section of the park. The park, with the islands in Saldanha Bay, has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area.

Wildlife in the park includes large antelope such as Eland,Red Hartebeest,Bontebok,Kudu,Gemsbok and Steenbok ,Zebra,Duiker ostriches in the Postberg section. Other smaller animals such as the Bat Eared Fox ,Caracal,Grey mongosese

A flamingo population lives in the salt marshes of the Langebaan lagoon. Jutten and Malgas islands in the West Coast National Park are used by many species of sea birds such as the African Penguins,African Oystercatchers and the endangered Cape Gannets to breed on .

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Spring flowers

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A field of flowers in the park

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    Yetibuddha commented on the Site

    over 2 years ago

    "Governance categories are not mutually exclusive. I am not sure that collaborative is the best descriptor, but the park works with local citizens."

  • Bc57c7aa41296aec4cc15cfce2831b4f

    Yetibuddha commented on the Site

    over 2 years ago

    "Governance categories are not mutually exclusive. I am not sure that collaborative is the best descriptor, but the park works with local citizens."

  • Bc57c7aa41296aec4cc15cfce2831b4f

    Yetibuddha updated the Community Protected Area ...

    over 2 years ago

    Modified IUCN Category, Governance Type see details >

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  • WDPA ID17368
  • NameWest Coast
  • Original NameWest Coast
  • Country / TerritoryZAF
  • Sub locationZA-WC
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  • English DesignationNational Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1985
  • Reported Area km2241.81798
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South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) (2004)

Citation:
Rouget, M et al. (2004) 'South African National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment 2004. Vol.1: Terrestrial Component'
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