Hydrology refers to all things water.
The Breede River is a river of about 322km long with its source above Ceres. The river has a very large catchment (12 625 km2) running down to the mouth at Witsand and Infanta. read more>
From the Breede River Red Fin and Cape Kurper in some of the tributaries to the Spotted Grunter and Dusky Kob, the river has a large variety of species. We have fish ranging from the small and important Kob in the estuary. read more>
The Breede River has a diverse collection of habitats from agricultural lands on the river banks to the thicket and fynbos on the shores. The other habitats include salt marsh covered mud banks and eelgrass covered sandbanks. This means the system can support a host of different species. read more>
The Breede River is a birder’s paradise. You will find birds from all sorts of habitats around the area. In the Fynbos areas one may see the endemic and highly specialised Cape Sugarbird as well as some of its colourful family members. read more>
The area holds so many species that to go into detail on them all would be a website all of its own. So just for some extra information: . read more>
When accessing these species lists, one needs to take note of a few considerations;
These lists are aimed as guidlines and are working documents. Please feel free to help out by reporting species you have seen here that are not maybe on the list and also reporting species on the list but that do not actually occur here.
One may also note that some of the lists have highlighted species. These species fall under species programmes meaning current research is being done on these species. Sightings of these highlighted species are very usefull and if you see them please feel free to report these sightings.
Current species lists:
IUCN Red Data List Species
Populations of species are always changing and unfortunately for many species their populations have been decreasing enough to threaten their existance on this planet. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature created a red data list which was founded in 1963. The IUCN is host to the largest inventory of global conservation status' of both plant and animal species. The list basically ranks species in terms of their risk of extinction. The Breede River area is home to some of these species.
Description of status:
|Least Concern||Lowest risk|
|Near Threatened||Likely to become endangered|
|Endangered||Runs a high risk to become extinct|
|Critically Endangered||Runs an extremely high risk of becomming extinct|