Durban Metropolitan Open Space System

The Durban Metropolitan Open Space System (D'MOSS) is a system of green corridors in the city of Durban, South Africa. Implemented in 1982, the system links a number of significant conservation sites and nature reserves, allowing a path for the free movement of fauna and flora.[1]

D'MOSS is managed by the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, the metropolitan body that oversees the greater Durban area.[1] As of 2015, the system represents one-third of the eThekwini Municipal Area, at 74 500 hectares.[2] The objective of the project is the conservation of natural areas, while providing recreation facilities for the public.[1]

D'MOSS manages a number of nature reserves and parks in the Ethekwini Metropolitan boundaries:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Crouch, Tanza (October 2002). "What is D'MOSS?". Palmnut Post. 5 (2 ed.). Durban Natural Science Museum.
  2. ^ Govender, Natasha (2016). Durban: State of Biodiversity Report: 2014/2015. Durban, South Africa: eThekwini Municipality.