WWF South Africa WWF South Africa
WWF South Africa uses the best science to effectively conserve biodiversity and wildlife, and to protect our natural environments, constantly aware that what we do impacts upon, and requires, people to inspire that change that will benefit us all and the planet we depend on. We work with government, businesses and civil society to encourage everyone to be more environmentally responsible.
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WWF-SASSI promotes voluntary compliance with the law – specifically the South African Marine Living Resources Act – through education and awareness. It also aims to shift consumer demand from over-exploited species to more sustainable ones.
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Responsible Fisheries Alliance
The Responsible Fisheries Alliance is a non-profit body made up of like-minded organisations working together to ensure that healthy marine ecosystems underpin a robust seafood industry in southern Africa. Formed in 2009, the Alliance members continue to contribute resources and time towards the sharing of information, expertise and competencies to positively effect responsible fishing while influencing policy and fishery governance.
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Fish for life FishforLife
Fish for Life is a non profit organization headquartered in Southern California with a charter to enhance the lives of special needs individuals by inviting selected groups to enjoy a complimentary half day fishing trip on the sea.
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Sea Fish Atlas Sea Fish Atlas
The Sea Fish Atlas project is a SeaKeys initiative and aims to map where different fish are found in South Africa with the help of the diving and fishing communities and in fact, anyone interested in the marine environment.
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Fishtory Fishtory
Fishtory is an innovative platform through which members of the public can submit old angling photos, journals and newspaper records to help scientists track changes to marine fish stocks in South Africa.
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CatchReport logo CatchReport
Welcome to CatchReport. This website is dedicated to all South African recreational anglers. It was conceived and created and by recreational anglers for the sole purpose of improving the knowledge base of recreational angling to ensure the sustainability of our linefish resources and South Africa’s most popular recreational activity.
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Agricultural research Council Agricultural research Council
The Agricultural Research Council is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation to support and develop the agricultural sector.
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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is South Africa’s central and premier scientific research and development organisation. It was established by an act of parliament in 1945 and is situated on its own campus in the city of Pretoria.[3] It is the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in Africa and accounts for about 10% of the entire African R&D budget.
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The South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) is a non-profit organisation in Cape Town, South Africa dedicated to bioinformatics, biotechnology and genomics in health research.
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SA Weather Service logo SA Weather Service
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is the meteorological service under the South African government’s Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. SAWS is a member of the World Meteorological Organization. The agency is similar to the United States’ National Weather Service.
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SA Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity logo SA Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), is involved in research, education and in applications of its knowledge and research to African fish fauna, for either economic or conservation benefit.
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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University logo Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a South African university with its main administration in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. NMMU was founded through a merger of three institutions in January 2005, but its history dates back to 1882, with the foundation of the Port Elizabeth Art School. The University draws international students from all over the world.
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Rhodes University Rhodes University
Rhodes University (RU or simply Rhodes) is a public research university located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province.
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The University of South Africa is the largest university on the African continent and attracts a third of all higher education students in South Africa. The university has over 300,000 students, including African and international students in 130 countries worldwide, making it one of the world’s mega universities.
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University of Cape Town logo University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the second oldest extant university in Africa.
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University of Free State logo University of Free State
The University of the Free State is a multi campus public university in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State and the judicial capital of South Africa.
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University of KZN logo University of KZN
The University of KwaZulu-Natal or UKZN is a university with five campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2004 after the merger between the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville.
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Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, a university in Cape Town, South Africa, is the only university of Technology in the Western Cape province, and is also the largest university in the province, with over 32,000 students.
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Interested in helping to protect South Africa’s rich wildlife heritage. Click below to view career opportunities at some of South Africa’s most reputable wildlife organizations and agencies.

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The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the RAMSAR Convention, is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
The Convention was adopted in the Iranian city of RAMSAR in 1971 and came into force in 1975. Since then, almost 90% of UN member states, from all the world’s geographic regions, have acceded to become “Contracting Parties”.


United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Wikipedia states that “the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea Treaty is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place between 1973 and 1982. The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world’s oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. The Convention, concluded in 1982, replaced four 1958 treaties. UNCLOS came into force in 1994; a year after Guyana became the 60th nation to sign the treaty.[1] As of June 2016, 167 countries and the European Union have joined in the Convention. It is uncertain as to what extent the Convention codifies customary international law.

While the Secretary General of the United Nations receives instruments of ratification and accession and the UN provides support for meetings of states party to the Convention, the UN has no direct operational role in the implementation of the Convention. There is, however, a role played by organizations such as the International Maritime Organization, the International Whaling Commission, and the International Seabed Authority (ISA). (The ISA was established by the UN Convention.)”

Sancor Sancor
The South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR) is a non-statutory body that generates and communicates knowledge and advice in order to promote the wise and informed use and management of marine and coastal resources and environments.
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Medpan logo Medpan
The “Mediterranean Protected Areas Network” was created in 1990 during the Monaco Conference with the support of the World Bank. The MedPAN Network, led by the Port-Cros National Park (France), operated for 6 years, from 1990 to 1996, with one thematic seminar and four publications each year.
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South African National Parks (SANParks) is the body responsible for managing South Africa’s national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926, and currently manages 20 parks[3] consisting of over 40,800,000 hectares (408,000 km2), about 3.3% of the total area of South Africa.
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CapeNature logo CapeNature
CapeNature is a governmental organisation responsible for maintaining wilderness areas and public nature reserves in Western Cape Province, South Africa.
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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality logo Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is one of eight Metropolitan municipalities in South Africa. It is located on the shores of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape province, and comprises the city of Port Elizabeth, the nearby towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, and the surrounding rural area.
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City of Cape Town logo City of cape Town
The City of Cape Town (Afrikaans: Stad Kaapstad; Xhosa: IsiXeko saseKapa) is the metropolitan municipality which governs the city of Cape Town, South Africa.
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University of the Western Cape logo University of the Western Cape
The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Adventure Province Eastern Cape logo Adventure Province Eastern Cape
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Shark Spotters Muizenberg Shark Spotters Muizenberg
The Shark Spotting Programme is the only program of its kind in the world. It attempts to balance the needs of both people and white shark conservation by pro-actively reducing the interaction and conflict between recreational water users and sharks.
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KZN Sharks Board KZN Sharks Board
The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against shark while minimising environmental impact, thus promoting tourism. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is the only coastline with 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear owned and maintained by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa.
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ORI – Oceanographic Research Institute logo ORI – Oceanographic Research Institute
The Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) is a division of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) which strives to stimulate community awareness of the marine environment through education and promote wise, sustainable use of marine resources through scientific investigation.
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SAAMBR - SA Association for Marine Biological Research SAAMBR – SA Association for Marine Biological Research
The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) incorporates uShaka Sea World and the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI)
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DEA - Department of Environmental Affairs Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is one of the departments of the South African government. It is responsible for overseeing and supporting South Africa’s agricultural sector, as well as ensuring access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food by the country’s population.
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Department of Science and Technology Department of Science and Technology
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is the South African government department responsible for scientific research, including space programmes. The current Minister is Naledi Pandor, who previously held the post from 2009-2012.
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DEA - Department of Environmental Affairs DEA – Department of Environmental Affairs
The Department of Environmental Affairs is one of the departments of the South African government. It is responsible for protecting, conserving and improving the South African environment and natural resources. Formerly the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
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