South Africa’s Sanctuaries

South Africa has led marine protection in the region, creating 23 marine protected areas since 1964, with more planned. Almost a quarter of its coastline is protected. But most MPAs are small. They cover less than one percent of the nation’s exclusive economic zone.
Scale varies in this projection. The distance between Port Elizabeth and Pretoria is 600 miles (965 km). Martin Gamache, NGM Staff
Sources: General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans; Department of Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa.