A new Nature Reserve in the Nama Khoi Local and Namakwa District Municipality of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa was declared on 22 February 2021.
Pleroma Nature Reserve –adjacent to the Namaqua National Park- will strive to protect threatened and rare species through the preservation of landscape driven ecological processes in the Succulent Karoo.
Pleroma Nature Reserve (PNR) is a collection of six neighbouring farms, covering a total area of over 5000ha. Located in an ecologically significant area, the proclamation enables the landowners to take appropriate action to conserve and protect the biodiversity and ecological resources found across the properties, while maintaining the unique wilderness characteristics of the area.
Wilderness Foundation Africa would like to thank WWF South Africa and the Leslie Hill Succulent Karoo Trust for funding the Northern Cape Land Project which assists the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform and South African National Parks (SANParks) to expand Protected Areas in the Succulent Karoo and fulfil the National Protected Area Expansion Strategy.