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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 to the link: http://www.abcjournal.org/index.php/ABC/issue/view/113. There are 19 papers and an editorial covering a wide range of issues. All are free to download (see…
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 interested in becoming an invasive species consultant, are a landowner, landscaper or horticulturist - this training is for you. Dates and locations: Cape…
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, 2017, and is being run as part of the City’s Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) initiative. EDRR is a critical…
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 Programme, the CWG meets biannually at the National Botanic Gardens in Pretoria. The CWG is made up of scientists from SANBI, the Department of Environmental Affairs,…
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 1): Train to become an invasive species consultant Subjects covered include: NEMBA legislation and Invasive Species Regulations; Landowners, estate agents &…
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