DE HOOP MPA

"right whale paradise"

Cape Agulhas, Western Cape

Established in 1985

 

Whales

This 289 km2 MPA home to the seasonal calving grounds of southern rigth whales and incredible intertidal zones.

 

BENEFITS

  • Safeguards threatened canyon habitat from trawling and mining (best option as less socio-economic cost than protecting canyon off Cape Point)

  • Important feeding area for whales and seabirds

  • Important for sustainability of small pelagic and hake fisheries

  • Ecotourism potential (e.g. whale watching)


Coastal MPAS

offshore mpas