German wasp | Vespula germanica

German wasp

Vespula germanica

Coral bush | Ardisia crenata

Coral bush

Ardisia crenata

Purple loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Pom pom weed | Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Pom pom weed

Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Canarybird bush | Crotalaria agatiflora

Canarybird bush

Crotalaria agatiflora

Peanut butter cassia | Senna didymobotrya

Peanut butter cassia

Senna didymobotrya

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General News Updates

Join an invasive species bid

30-06-2017

Trained invasive species professionals in South Africa are invited to take part in a national invasive species control plan consortium bid project.  Join our consortium bid to be involved in the large... Read more

Biological invasions in South Africa

07-04-2017

A special issue of the journal Bothalia (African Biodiversity and Conservation) has been released online. The issue has 19 papers which focus on the state of biological invasions in South Africa.  Go... Read more

Sign up for Invasive Species Training 2017

14-03-2017

Invasive species training will take place in four centres around South Africa this autumn - Cape Town (April 2017), Durban (May 2017), Johannesburg (June 2017) and Pretoria (July 2017). If you are in... Read more

Spot invaders and win!!

11-01-2017

The City of Cape Town’s Invasive Species Unit has launched a competition with great prizes for anyone spotting any of the 28 targeted invasive species in the City. The competition runs until 9 April... Read more

Cactus Working Group meeting - 17 November

18-11-2016

The Cactus Working Group was established in 2012 to address the issue of invasive cacti species in South Africa. Managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Invasive Species Program... Read more

Invasive species training - Doonholm Nursery

09-11-2016

INVASIVE SPECIES TRAINING - Last training sessions of the year... A two-day training event will be be held in Midrand at Doonholm Nursery on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November, 2016. Module 1 (Day... Read more