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As the only MPA that includes both the Natal and Delagoa Bioregions, the iSimangaliso MPA provides protection to over 6,500 species including the southernmost corals on the east coast of Africa, humpback whales and whale sharks, coelacanths, leatherback and loggerhead turtles, and a vast array of other marine species. © WILDTRUST

Sustainably Financing Marine Protected Areas in South Africa

Sustainably Financing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in South Africa: Delivering on the 30×30 Ocean Agenda

Workshop Report

In May 2023, over 70 delegates from various sectors, including private finance and insurance, government, community leaders, multilateral organisations, MPA managers, and civil society gathered in Cape Town for a two day workshop supported by the Blue Action Fund, to unpack Sustainably Financing MPAs in South Africa and Delivering on the 30×30 Ocean Agenda. The workshop was hosted by the WILDTRUST and the ORRAA who are working together in a multi-year effort to implement sustainable MPA financing mechanisms in a South African context.