This Resource section includes various media articles on invasive species. These are sorted into the year in which the article was published. Click on the links to access the article.
Who are the Green Scorpions?
South African's Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMIs) are known locally as the Green Scorpions.
It is estimated that there are 1500 Green Scorpions (EMIs) in South Africa.
The Green Scorpions inspect all environmental crimes. Among their ranks are experts in air pollution, waste, flora, fauna and invasive species.
This is an official overview of the department...
Business Insider SA (Nov 05, 2018)
By Sarah Wild
An opinion on the recently released: National Strategy for Dealing with Biological Invasions in South Africa (Department of Environmental Affairs, 2014)
The rock or common pigeon (Columa livia) is a Category 3 invasive alien species.
All members of the pigeon racing fraternity are required to have a Category 2 permit for keeping racing pigeons - according to the South Africa's NEMBA AIS Regulations.
Independent Newspapers (South Africa) ran a series on pigeon racing in the country in 2017.
- Fight to save trout industry: Groups oppose fish extermination
- Troubled waters: The trout industry is an easy target for the environmental authorities as it is controlled by regulations and permits.
- The Complete Fly Fisherman-Andrew Ley
- The Complete Fly Fisherman: It is not only about trout
- The Complete Fly Fisherman: The survival of trout in South Africa
- Trout and the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations
- A Misrepresentation of Regulations regarding trout - Dr Guy Preston
- A misrepresentation of the regulations regarding trout - ten misconceptions corrected (Media response)
Eco-coffins Project: The Eco-Coffins Project was established in 2005 to provide affordable coffins processed from invasive trees.
Cape Argus April 2013 – Chappies clearing crew in full swing: High altitude workers dangle from harnesses in a bid to clear alien vegetation.
Prior to 2010
Stemming the tide of Alien Invasive Plant Species: controlling invaders/choosing indigenous.