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Contracting Parties : South Africa


Amended Convention Text - as adopted in 2010

Protocol for the Protection of the Marine and Coastal Environment (LBSA Protocol)

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Convention Text - as adopted in 1985

Protocol on Protected
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Protocol on pollution emergencies

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16/05/2003

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Country Profile

  • Total Population: 43,580,000
  • Total GDP (current US$): 104,234,901,504
  • Total Sea area: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM, territorial sea: 12NM
  • Length of coastline: 2,798 km
  • Ramsar sites : De Hoop Vlei (De Mond (Heuningnes Estuary), Turtle Beaches/Coral Reefs of Tongaland, St. Lucia System, Langebaan, Wilderness Lakes, Verlorenvlei, Orange River Mouth, Kosi Bay, and Lake Sibaya).
  • Further Resources

     To access publications, data, map files, services (image, data and geographic) , photographs, and projects on Comoros, kindly visit the Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse and Information Sharing System and the South Africa Clearinghouse and Information Sharing System.


     Focal Points Institutions roles and terms of reference. More

  • Coastal and Marine Protected Areas :
    • West Coast Province:Cape of Good Hope Marine Reserve,Elephant Rock Marine Reserve, Glencairn Marine Reserve, Gxulu Marine Reserve, Kalk Bay Marine Reserve, Miller's Point Marine Reserve, Kommetjie Rock Lobster Reserve, McDougall's Bay Rock Lobster Reserve, Saldanha Bay Rock Lobster Sanctuary, St. Helena Bay Rock Lobster Sanctuary, Table Bay Rock Lobster Sanctuary, Orange River Mouth Wetland RAMSAR, Verlorenvlei Wetland (Elands Bay) RAMSAR, West Coast National Park,
    • South Coast Province:De Hoop Marine Reserve,Gonubie Nature (Marine) Reserve, Robberg Marine Reserve, Tsitsikamma National Park,
    • East Coast Province: Sodwana Bay National Park, St. Lucia Marine Reserve, Trafalgar Marine Reserve, Umdoni Park Marine Reserve
  • Proposed new MPAs:- The Richtersveld, The Namaqualand Coast, The Elands Bay coast, The Longebaan Coast, The Cape Peninsula Coast, The De Hoop Coast, The Garden Route Coast, The Woody Cape Coast, The Southeast Coast, The Mtamvuna Coast, The Maputuland Coast

Source

  • CIA - The World Factbook

National Focal Points


Ms Judie Combrink

Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism
Branch: Marine and Coastal Management
Physical Address: 07 Hammansschlag Way, 7th Floor Foretrust Building, Cape Town, 8000.
Postal: Private Bag X 2, Roggebaai, 8012.
Email: globalengagements@deat.gov.za

Mr Mongezi Nqom

Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism
Branch: Marine and Coastal Management
Physical Address: 07 Hammansschlag Way, 7th Floor Foretrust Building, Cape Town, 8000.
Postal: Private Bag X 2, Roggebaai, 8012.
Email: mnqoro@deat.gov.za


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