De Hoop Marine Protected Area Celebrates 30 years in 2015

MPA-30-yearsWebsite450 De Hoop’s Marine Protected Area turned 30 years in 2015 and we’re celebrating with workshops and events with a marine focus where guests will learn more about De Hoop’s MPA which covers an area of roughly 253 kilometers:

“De Hoop MPA is critically important for the conservation of the Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) which is an endangered species. De Hoop MPA, together with St. Sebastian Bay contain 70-80% of cow-calf pairs on the South African coast and ranks as probably the most important nursery area for Southern Right whales in the world.” – WWF South Africa

 

Read more about MPAs:

http://www.wwf.org.za/what_we_do/marine/mpas/our_mpa_s/?1283/De-Hoop-MPA

http://www.photodestination.co.za/de-hoop-marine-protected-area.html

http://www.photodestination.co.za/the-diversity-of-de-hoop-nature-reserve-and-marine-protected-area.html

http://www.biodiversitya-z.org/content/marine-protected-area-mpa