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The City of Cape Town is undertaking an awareness campaign in the northern suburbs to educate residents about the environmental effects of Mallard Ducks. South Africa’s top avian scientists, together with local invasion biologists and conservation managers, have for many years warned that the invasive alien Mallard Duck poses a very real threat to the…
The City of Cape Town is undertaking an awareness campaign in the northern suburbs to educate residents about the environmental effects of Mallard Ducks. South Africa’s top avian scientists, together with local invasion biologists and conservation managers, have for many years warned that the invasive alien Mallard Duck poses a very real threat to the…
Good news prevailed at the latest KwaZulu-Natal Invasive Alien Species Forum (KZN IASF) meeting held on 28 August, 2013 in Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, outside Durban. Speakers from the Plant Protection Research Institute, Ezemvelo-KZN Wildlife, eThekwini Municipality and the South African National Biodiversity Institute all reported back on positive progress made on various invasive species issues.
A famine weed workshop was held at Umfolozi Park, Hluhluwe on 13-14 August, 2013 to develop the first draft of a Famine Weed Strategy for Protected Areas in KwaZulu-Natal.
As South Africa celebrates ‘100 Years of Biocontrol’, scientists from the Plant Protection Research Institute announced that 11 new biocontrol agents may soon be unleashed onto some of our worst invasive plants. These agents are expected to cause noticeable damage to targeted invasives and reinforce existing biocontrol methods.
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