Thank you for visiting our website.

Please note that the site is not fully functional at the moment as we are in the process of re-developing. We hope that you will find the available resources helpful in the meantime.

German wasp | Vespula germanica

German wasp

Vespula germanica

Coral bush | Ardisia crenata

Coral bush

Ardisia crenata

Purple loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Pom pom weed | Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Pom pom weed

Campuloclinium macrocephalum

Canarybird bush | Crotalaria agatiflora

Canarybird bush

Crotalaria agatiflora

Peanut butter cassia | Senna didymobotrya

Peanut butter cassia

Senna didymobotrya

Rubber vine | Cryptostegia grandiflora

Rubber vine

Cryptostegia grandiflora

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Environmental Programmes

In order to tackle our country’s socio-economic challenges, the government adopted the Outcomes based approach to improve government performance and providing focus on service delivery. find out more

Are NRMP funded Programmes meeting objectives?

Nicholas Cole: South African National Parks Biodiversity Social Projects

NRMP funding allocated to SANParks is increasing from R25.5 million in 2002/2003 to 216.6 million in 2012/2014. The relationship between the funder and SANParks can be considered healthy and mutually beneficial.

NRMP expects poverty alleviation to be a key focus area whereas SANParks looks towards biodiversity as a key focal area. Strategic objectives of NRMP are to improve socio economic benefits within the environmental sector. Also improve sector education and awareness and ecosystem services restored and maintained.

SANParks has a wider vision to connecting the society and a vision to acquire and manage a system of national parks that represents indigenous wildlife, vegetation, landscapes and associated cultural assets of South Africa for the joy and the benefit of the nation.

SANParks objective is also to contribute to SANParks core business by promoting the conservation of biodiversity and associated cultural historical and natural landscapes.

-Providing public use benefits and enjoyment through sustainable and responsible tourism.

-Building a constituency for biodiversity conservation through people and conservation programme.

-Contributing to local economic growth and job creation within the context of integrated development plans and regional planning frameworks.

Read 1300 times


General News Updates

2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasio…


This is your invitation to South Africa's 2019 National Symposium on Biological Invasions. The convention is hosted by the Centre for Invasion Biology (CIB), University of Stellenbosch, and the Biolo... Read more

2019 Invasive Species Training


During the past five years (2014-2018), ISSA invasive species trainers have trained 4 000 in the identification of invasive species and laws pertaining to invasive species across South Africa.  ... Read more

Alien Grass Working Group


Who are we? The South African National Alien Grass Working Group was jointly initiated by the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Centre for Excellence in Invasion Biology (C·I·B) in... Read more

Permits for planting indigenous Cynodon?


On 16 February, 2018, South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs issued amendments to the regulations and lists relating to the National List of Invasive Species.  Updates to the draft&n... Read more

Invasive species training 2018 dates released


Interested in invasive species?  How much do you know about NEMBA invasive species compliance for landowners and organs of state? The South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) have released... Read more

Communications post for Africa advertised


The Nature Conservancy has advertised a brand new post:  Communications Manager, Africa Region. Knowledge of invasive species and water would be an asset in this post. See details below:    Job Titl... Read more