SOUTH AFRICA POSITIVE OCEANS
South Africa’s overall Positive Oceans Index score is 6.0, ranking it in 27th place out of 50 countries
The country has high scores for Marine Biodiversity at 8.9 and Marine Protection and Conservation at 6.9.
South Africa protects 14.6% of its marine estate (i.e. MPAs).
At A Glance
Total Marine Estate
Marine Protected Areas
Sustainable Marine Parks
Coastal Tourism Density
South Africa Oceans Scores
diversity of marine species and habitat from recreational perspective
Coastal Tourism Density (number of visitors per coastal kilometre) coastal industries, cruises, waste, water, sanitation.
Recreational Marine Estate Pressure (number of people claiming the marine state by square kilometre) Leisure activities, water sports, etc
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), fishing impact and conservation legislation