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MPA's for the country South Africa
MPA Site Name  Designation * international Designation 
Status 
 
Date 
Designated 
Total Area 
(km2
Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2004 124.7
Betty's Bay Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 20.14
Bird Island Group Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2004 70.38
Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 3,780
Castle Rock Marine Protected Area
Degazetted

Designation Status: - Degazetted

Site is no longer (legally or non-legally) recognised as a marine protected area; site no longer physically exists

1977 2.883
De Hoop Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 288.9
De Mond (Heuningnes Estuary) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 9.180
Dwesa - Cwebe Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 192.9
Goukamma Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 33.97
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 3,160
Helderberg Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 2.398
Hluleka Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 40.89
Jutten Island Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 1.554
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 1,036
Kosi Bay Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 109.8
Langebaan Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 60.00
Langebaan Lagoon Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 47.16
Malgas Island Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 0.661
Maputaland Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 385.2
Marcus Island Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 0.255
Mkambati Marine Protected Area
Degazetted

Designation Status: - Degazetted

Site is no longer (legally or non-legally) recognised as a marine protected area; site no longer physically exists

1991 130.0
Orange River Mouth Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 20.00
Pondoland Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2004 1,238
Robberg Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 26.19
Sardinia Bay Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 12.91
Sixteen Mile Beach Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 107.1
St. Lucia Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 442.7
St. Lucia System Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 1,555
Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2004 953.2
Trafalgar Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 8.299
Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 264.3
Tsitsikamma National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1964 298.4
Turtle Beaches/Coral Reefs of Tongaland Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 395.0
Verlorenvlei Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 15.00
Wilderness Lakes Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 13.00







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Citation:  If you intend to use this database for meta-analysis, please contact the project manager.
              Please cite the database as:
              Wood, L. J. (2007). MPA Global: A database of the world's marine protected areas. Sea Around Us Project,
              UNEP-WCMC & WWF. www.mpaglobal.org

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