Protecting SA’s oceans is vital, says environmental minister Creecy

South Africa’s 42 marine protected areas provide some protection to all identified marine ecoregions and 87% of ecosystem types

08 June 2023 - 21:28

Surrounded by the Atlantic, Indian and Southern Oceans, SA has three oceans to protect said Barbara Creecy, minister of forestry, fisheries and the environment, on World Oceans Day on Thursday. This means balancing the threats of pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction and climate change with the needs of ocean users such as individuals, communities, fisheries and mining sector...

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