National Strategy and Status Reports

The National Status Reports provide data and information on the status of biological invasions in South Africa as well as control and management programmes initiated to manage invasive species.

A National Strategy for Dealing with Biological Invasions in South Africa (25 March 2014).

The 2014 National Strategy was the first summary document covering the strategy for dealing with biological invasions in South Africa.

The Status of Biological Invasions and their Management in South Africa (2017).

This 163-page document outlines the national strategy for dealing with biological invasions in South Africa. It covers the legislative and regulatory environment, pre- and at-border management, post-border risk management, managing established species, information management, capacity building, research, raising awareness and funding.

The Status of Biological Invasions and their Management in South Africa (2020). This report provides information on 1 880 alien species known to occur in South Africa. The impacts of 215 invasive species have been formally assessed, of which seven were found to cause massive negative environmental impacts. The report highlights ways forward in the control and management of invasive species given the often complex environmental and social dynamics.