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Do you manage a municipality, nature reserve or farm?  Do you need assistance on how to develop an invasive species control plan for the area under your control. On 1 October, 2015, the Biosecurity Unit, Environmental Programmes, Department of Environmental Affairs released a guideline document which will assist custodians and managers of land to embark on…
In the countdown to National Invasive Species Week (10-17 October, 2015), the City is asking residents to control invasive plants on their properties. This year’s fire season is only months away, and it is important that property owners work to control invasive plants now to avoid potential loss of property and livelihoods during the approaching fire…
Biological Invasion bursaries and project development internship applications for 2016 are now open.
The Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri, is native to southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and is the world’s most invasive parrot species. In South Africa, where it became established in the 1970’s, it is classified as a Category 2 invasive species in the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act.
The South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) is running a series of invasive species training days. These courses are aimed at knowledgeable plant people in horticultural societies, garden clubs and conservancies.
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