As the world shines a spotlight on sharks, South Africa is celebrating the publication of a groundbreaking study that profiles the need for enhanced protection of sharks and rays in the country’s waters.
The study, titled “A Systematic Conservation Plan Identifying Critical Areas for Improved Chondrichthyan Protection in South Africa,” aimed to identify key areas within South Africa’s continental waters that are vital for the conservation of these imperilled species.
2. Some species could have up to 60% of their habitats covered (and protected) and would only require South Africa increasing the current 5.4% MPA network coverage by a further 5%.
You can access the full paper here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320723002641
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