Invasive pine trees in the Western Cape have affected lizards causing their numbers to drop significantly.
Invasive plants have an impact on native species and unless these factors are properly understood, it is difficult to predict what sort of impact invasive plants will have.
Managing trout is a contentious issue with conflicting views about whether they pose a risk, or are beneficial.
Regulating species in South Africa is difficult. But identifying those creating the greatest tension, would shift focus on the most destructive species.
The larger grain borer beetle attacks crops like maize and cassava, threatening food security.
Many alien plants and animals have been introduced to Africa from other regions and spread from country to country, often having devastating effects.
South Africa’s Proteaceae family, makes up a part of fynbos, a floral region with plants unique to South Africa Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park.
Restoring habitats have numerous benefits, they can also benefit humanity. But it is for people to be convinced that they can actually do good.
The mesquite tree was introduced into South Africa to aid farmers and local communities. It is now invasive in most parts of the country.
The invasive mesquite tree has a negative impact on everything from biodiversity to human health. Management programmes are crucial.