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Betty Bay MPA (34201853)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
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Management status CapeNature
Conservation status PROTECTED MPA
IBA information Falls just outside the Boland Mountains IBA
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2018-11-30
Brief_description
The MPA is located in Betty's Bay which lies along the Atlantic Ocean on the Southern Cape coast of South Africa. It forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve in Overstrand Municipality and lies approximately 29km south-east of Gordon's Bay and 37 km north-west of Hermanus. Stretching along 3km of coastline, the MPA comprises the inshore marine environment between two beacons - one on the west side at Stony Point and the other on the east side at Jock's Bay. The Betty's Bay MPA is under threat from Local and out-of-town poachers who target the MPA's protected resident abalone resources
Physical_features
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SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus215.8944   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis119.3163   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus119.1751 26 
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus11.502   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus218.6857   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata22.002   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata11.502   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.8412   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca067.62314   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus44.004   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii1108.85412250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus412.6357   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.206   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus125.0079   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.7617   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.202
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.604
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus12.9414   
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps22.002   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini229.5561482455
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius22.804   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.001   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus651.57146 125 
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1313.0013   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo4169.00538   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii134.22266 250200
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis3880.00122   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis020.6855
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus11.001   
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Saturday 25 May 2024 06:35
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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