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  • Country: 
    South Africa
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    3,118 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    26°35'S 25°35'E
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Barberspan. 12/03/75; Northwest; 3,118 ha; 26°33'S 025°37'E. Provincial Nature Reserve. One of the few permanent, natural water bodies in the highveld. An alkaline, freshwater lake, surrounded by grassland. The lake supports a rich plankton community and ten fish species, and is seasonally important for staging and breeding birds and locally migrant waterbirds. A research station and recreational facilities are located at the site. Ramsar site no. 35. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • provincial nature reserve
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