An occasional blog from the Margaret Smith Library, SAIAB
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
First Five Hope Spots for South Africa
Hope Spots are special conservation areas that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Some of these Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need protection. About 12 % of the land around the world is now under some form of protection (as national parks, world heritage sites, monuments, etc.), while less than three percent of the ocean is protected in any way. Read more about the first South African Hope Spots initiative.