Vhembe Biosphere Reserve

555547561 WDPA ID
30487.54 km² Reported Area

Type Other effective area-based conservation measures

Location South Africa


  • Original Name Vhembe Biosphere Reserve
  • English Designation UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve
  • IUCN Management Category Not Applicable
  • Status Designated
  • Type of Designation International
  • Status Year 2009
  • Sublocation ZA-LP
  • Governance Type Non-profit organisations
  • Management Authority Vhembe Biosphere Reserve Non-Profit Company
  • Management Plan Not Reported
  • International Criteria Not Applicable
  • Supplementary Information Not Reported
  • Conservation Objectives Not Reported

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

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Sources (1)

  1. South Africa Protected Areas Database (SAPAD) and South Africa Conservation Area Database (SACAD) Updated: 2024 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries - faciliated by the Regional Centre For Mapping Of Resources For Development (RCMRD)

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UNEP-WCMC (2024). Protected Area Profile for Vhembe Biosphere Reserve from the World Database on Protected Areas, April 2024. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net