Number of Entries: 1528

TARGET: 100 000

THANK YOU for Committing yourself to meaningful action and being one of 100 000 voices in support of the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and Minister Creecy, increasing protection of the ocean space around South Africa from 5% to 10%.

 

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a critical tool in the ocean protection toolbox, playing a vital role in maintaining biological diversity and ecosystem functioning by controlling harmful activities in sensitive habitats and by preserving representative areas from unsustainable human development.

 

South Africa needs to join the global community and contribute its lions share towards the global target of 30% by 2030.