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Researchers from the Stellenbosch University are undertaking a large-scale study of the invasive Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) in South Africa. They are calling upon the public to assist them.  The team plan to use molecular genetic techniques to uncover the origins, route of invasion and spread of the Harlequin ladybird in South Africa. The Harlequin…
Calling all green journalists and environmental bloggers ... The South African Science Journalists' Association (SASJA) is invitating journalists and environmental bloggers to apply for a place on a FREE journalism workshop to be held alongside the 43rd Annual Research Symposium on the Management of Biological Invasions (18 – 20 May 2016) at Goudini Spa, near…
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission’s Iguana Specialist Group has released a position statement on invasive green iguanas (Iguana iguana). The green iguana is a popular pet reptile species across the world, including South Africa, but has become highly invasive in several tropical and sub-tropical countries.
The 43rd Annual Research Symposium on the Management of Biological Invasions in South Africa will be taking place at Goudini Spar near Worcester in the Western Cape, from 18-20 May, 2016. A second call and invitation for abstract submissions has been released by the organisers. This symposium invites academic researchers and invasion biologists to present…
Residents in Cape Town are urged to use the online reporting tool for reporting sightings of invasive wasps as the primary reporting means. More than 2 000 people have accessed the City of Cape Town’s new online wasp reporting application since its official launch in November last year.
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