Knysna Estuary — It’s hard to avoid superlatives: South Africa’s most biologically diverse estuary; the most important for conservation; jewel; rich in history and prehistory; exquisitely beautiful; heaven on earth.
The contents of the various chapters of this book are written by experts in their field, most with a strong knowledge and direct research experience of the Knysna Estuary. The aim throughout is to enable and encourage readers to appreciate life within the estuary, understand its structure and functioning, and empower people to communicate its value and conservation importance from an informed position.
Just as rarity is one of the most prized qualities of a gemstone, so it is that the unique nature the Knysna Estuary affords it singular importance in the Garden Route and to South Africa. In this book we introduce readers to the multifaceted nature of the Knysna Estuary and how the biotic and abiotic components function together as a system.
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