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This is your invitation to South Africa's 2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasions. The convention is hosted by the Centre for Invasion Biology (CIB), University of Stellenbosch, and the Biological Invasions Directorate, South African National Biodiversity Institution (SANBI). This is the first call for abstract submissions. Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 March 2019 Where and when?…
During the past five years (2014-2018), ISSA invasive species trainers have trained 4 000 in the identification of invasive species and laws pertaining to invasive species across South Africa.  Sources indicate that the NEMBA Alien & Invasive Species (AIS) Regulations are undergoing a major update. We expect the new AIS Regulations to be published in the Government Gazette in…
Who are we? The South African National Alien Grass Working Group was jointly initiated by the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Centre for Excellence in Invasion Biology (C·I·B) in August 2013 by a group of researchers and managers concerned about the impacts of alien grasses in the country. Our aims are detailed in…
On 16 February, 2018, South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs issued amendments to the regulations and lists relating to the National List of Invasive Species.  Updates to the draft National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (No. 10 of 2004) (NEMBA) Alien and Invasive Species (AIS) Regulations and updates to the NEMBA AIS Lists were published in the…
Interested in invasive species?  How much do you know about NEMBA invasive species compliance for landowners and organs of state? The South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) have released the 2018 dates for the popular 4 module invasive species and herbicide training.  This year, training is offered in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Save the…
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