False Bay Hope Spot
False Bay will be the fourth Western Cape and the sixth South African Hope Spot - internationally recognised marine conservation area - launched in December 2014.
Earlier in the year the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) announced the launch of five international marine conservation areas, called Hope Spots in South Africa in December 2014 – Aliwal Shoal, Algoa Bay, Plett, Knysna and the Cape Whale Coast. SST, the organization facilitating the Mission Blue Hope Spot roll out in South Africa, are proud to announced that False Bay will be the fourth Western Cape and the sixth SA Hope Spot to be declared a Hope Spot by the architect of the concept, internationally renowned oceanographer, Dr Sylvia Earle.
Dr Tony Ribbink, CEO of (SST) said the False Bay Hope Spot extends from Muizenberg to Cape Point. The actual dimensions - how far it stretches across the bay and how far it extends along the beach towards Gordon’s Bay – will be guided by the Cape Town based Hope Spot committee who will release a map illustrating the extent of the Hope Spot and the principal points of interest by mid-October.
On the 4th of December 2014, Cape Town will host a gala event as the major launch of the Hope Spot expedition with the Minister Edna Molewa of the Department of Environmental Affairs, welcoming Dr Earle to South Africa and being the official hostess for the evening.