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Robberg Marine Protected Area (34062322)

Western Cape

CWAC status NEWLY REGISTERED
Authority Cape Nature
Management status LOCAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
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Date_registered
2013-04-11
Brief_description
Robberg Marine Protected Area is situated approximately 5 kilometres from the town of Plettenberg Bay. The MPA adjoins the Robberg Nature Reserve which are both managed by CapeNature. The coastline of the MPA is approximately 11.05 km around Robberg Peninsula extending 1.85 km along Robberg Beach and 1 nautical sea mile out into the Indian Ocean. The count area only includes the area from the waters edge (spring low tide) to the high water mark, therefore the count is conducted on foot only The MPA contains rocky platforms, sandy beaches, subtidal rocky reefs and subtidal sandy benthos.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis578.00449   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo213.6427   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus12.004   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus2680.18230 150 
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini713.8226 24
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia301301.003011356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo59156.40297   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis357357.00357   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii91785.402536500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A88.008
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.6710
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