ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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South Africa

Capital: Pretoria
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 1,213,090 (2007)
 
Population (people): 48,883,844.99092879891396 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 40.30 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 1.3% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 52 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 49 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $11,289.43 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 5.4% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Coastal and Marine
Total area of Exclusive Economic Zone 0-200 nautical miles (km2): 1,542,637 (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 11.34% (2014)

 
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Marine Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Addo-Elephant National Park 875 875 1249 Not Reported
Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area 306179 306179 125 Not Reported
Amathole Marine Protected Area 351694 351694 248 Not Reported
Cape Floral Region Protected Areas 902347 902347 5586 Not Assigned
Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve 220267 220267 3862 Not Reported
Coastal Forest Reserve 555563641 555563641 222 Not Reported
De Hoop Marine Protected Area 315479 315479 289 Not Reported
De Hoop Nature Reserve 4029 4029 339 Not Reported
Dwesa-Cwebe Marine Protected Area 300546 300546 193 Not Reported
Garden Route National Park 881 881 1235 Not Reported
Hottentots-Holland Mountain Catchment Area 351317 351317 244 Not Reported
iSimangaliso Wetland Park 198302 198302 2521 Not Assigned
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve 168204 168204 1083 Not Reported
Kosi Bay 68173 68173 173 Not Reported
Maputaland Marine Protected Area 315485 315485 385 Not Reported
Maputaland Marine Reserve 555579274 555579274 364 Not Reported
Namaqua National Park 308685 308685 1217 Not Reported
Pondoland Marine Protected Area 306181 306181 1237 Not Reported
Prince Edward Island Marine Protected Area 555512160 555512160 181246 Not Reported
Prince Edward Island Special Nature Reserve 555563456 555563456 336 Not Reported
Prince Edward Islands 903059 903059 336 Not Reported
Sixteen Mile Beach Marine Protected Area 315489 315489 107 Not Reported
St Lucia Marine Protected Area 315490 315490 442 Not Reported
St. Lucia Marine Reserve 555579282 555579282 465 Not Reported
Table Mountain National Park 300408 300408 218 Not Reported
Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area 306178 306178 956 Not Reported
Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area 315492 315492 264 Not Reported
Turtle Beaches/Coral Reefs of Tongaland 68167 68167 746 Not Reported
Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary Marine Protected Area 555563467 555563467 112 Not Reported
West Coast National Park 17368 17368 331 Not Reported
Woody Cape Nature Reserve 555563544 555563544 125 Not Reported
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Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Agulhas Bank 3.59 1.47 1.47 100.0 100.0
Delagoa 0.08 39.7 7.47 7.5 39.86
Namaqua 1.84 1.79 9.79 57.5 10.51
Natal 0.83 8.13 8.13 100.0 100.0
Prince Edward Islands 0.05 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
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