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Estuarine Functional Zone

The following map consists of 299 estuarine systems along the South African coastline and focuses on the Present Ecological State (PES) of each estuary. The PES health condition has been categorised as follows: A = Largely unmodified and natural, B = Largely natural with few modifications, C = Moderately modified, D = Largely modified, E = Seriously modified, F = Critically/extremely modified, Z = St Lucia Estuary.


Source: South African National Biodiversity Institute. National Estuaries [vector geospatial dataset] 2012. Available from the Biodiversity GIS website.