only of our oceans
are protected

South Africa has increased protection of its continental waters to 5% within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This improvement on 0.4% is a significant achievement but the hope is to achieve 10% protection of the oceans around South Africa by 2020, with scientists calling for at least 30% to achieve ocean health and resilience. We hope to mobilise a regional movement for increased ocean protection, paving the way for African states to support a target of at least 30% by 2030.

Help us advance the
protection of Africa’s oceans