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Goukamma Marine Protected Area (34032254)

Western Cape

CWAC status NEWLY REGISTERED
Authority Cape Nature
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2013-04-12
Brief_description
The Goukamma Marine Protected Area is situated between the towns of Buffalo bay (East) and Sedgefield (West). The MPA adjoins the Goukamma Nature Reserve which are both managed by CapeNature. The count area only includes the area from the waters edge (spring low tide) to the top of the primary dune therefore the count is conducted on foot only. The extent of the MPA is 1 nautical sea mile and approximately 13 kilometres long. Goukamma MPA consists of approximately 5.5km of sandy shores, 5km of rocky shores and 3.5km of mixed rocky/sandy shore

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis111.1052   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus1414.0014   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo828.2062   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.502   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus22.002   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus2460.6092   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.252   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.506   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.673
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps11.001   
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini1538.50724824
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.001   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus314.7839   
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba243.5085   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii2214.401000500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis412.9024
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