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The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently reported that “De Hoop MPA is critically important for the conservation of the Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) which is an endangered species.

 De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is one of CapeNature’s flagship nature reserves, probably most commonly known for its enormous Southern Right Whale migratory calving population. It’s not for no good reason either. This year we’re celebrating 30 years of marine conservation! De Hoop’s Marine Protected Area has become recognised as one of the most important marine reserves in the world and we are making quite a splash!

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently reported that “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”. Not only is De Hoop an important calving ground for these whales, but it’s also one of few nursery grounds for endangered reef fish. That is why we’re celebrating this year. 30 years of conservation and protection has led to these incredible numbers and the promise of these delightful creatures for generations to come.

De Hoop is a nature and marine reserve in the Overberg Region, lying on the Western Cape’s coastline and extending an almighty 340 square kilometres. This makes it one of the largest areas managed by CapeNature, and one of few parks to boast such a large diversity in marine and land animals, birdlife and vegetation!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support us in our conservation dreams and make your mark on the De Hoop MPA. Keep an eye out for our anniversary workshops and events. We’re looking forward to seeing you celebrate with us!

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