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About Us

Since 2010, we have led the effort to permanently protect the upper reaches of the Marico River.

Driefontein Dam
Groot Marico Bosveld Dam

Our Background

Marico Protected Environment was declared in terms of the Protected Areas Act of 2003. We have since been able to expand to the broader Dolomitic Aquifer System of the North West Province of South Africa.

This culminated into the designation of the Marico Biosphere Reserve on 25 July 2018 by UNESCO’s ‘Man and the Biosphere’ management.

Our Mission

By harnessing the underlying environmental, human and economic potential of the area, we create, communicate and deliver sustainable integrated value to our designated natural environment, focus groups, and society at large.


Our Responsibilities
Our responsibilities

Marico Biosphere Reserve has a great responsibility towards the quality and quantity of water in SA. 

Networks & Partnerships
Networks & Partnerships

The development of partnerships both internally and externally, within the biosphere reserve is pivotal. 

Staff & Directors
Governance Framework, Directors & Executive Team

The majority of the land within the Marico Biosphere Reserve is privately or communally owned. 

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