News updates

South Africa celebrates National Invasive Species Week (10 - 17 October, 2015) this month. The celebration aims to raise awareness on the 559 plants and animals that needs to be regulated and controlled in the country. Events are taking place all across the country. Invasive species are causing billions of Rands worth of damage to…
Joburg City Parks and Zoo celebrated National Invasive Species Week on Wednesday 7 October, 2015 with a high profile event in Mondeor, Johannesburg. During a one day blitz, teams from Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), Working for Water (WfW) and Joburg City Parks cleared a riverine area in a suburban park removing dense thickets of…
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.
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