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Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

Namibia currently has 2 EBSAs solely within its national jurisdiction (listed in blue), shares 4 transboundary EBSAs with other countries/areas beyond national jurisdiction (listed in green), and has 1 new proposed EBSA and a proposed extension of a high-seas EBSA into the Namibian EEZ (listed in gold).


Peruse the interactive map and select an EBSA from the list below to view more information about the focus area.


  1. Kunene-Tigres
  2. Cape Fria
  3. Walvis Ridge (proposed extension into Namibia)
  4. Namib Flyway
  5. Namibian Islands
  6. Orange Shelf Edge
  7. Orange Cone
  8. Benguela Upwelling System


Note that the Namibian descriptions and delineations are in active review. Check the website regularly for updates.