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.
Regulating species in South Africa is difficult. But identifying those creating the greatest tension, would shift focus on the most destructive species.
Many alien plants and animals have been introduced to Africa from other regions and spread from country to country, often having devastating effects.
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 invasive mesquite tree has a negative impact on everything from biodiversity to human health. Management programmes are crucial.