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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
Ramsar 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 capensis597.71449   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus215.9643   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis1111.0011
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca12.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus3535.0035 25 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1978.62230 150 
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash22.002   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini716.6326 24 
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus11.001
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea12.003  
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia301301.003011356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo13102.82297   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii36781.912536500250200
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis15186.00357   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A88.008
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres44.004   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.2110
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus12.003   
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Monday 30 January 2023 11:02
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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