National Invasive Species Week

2015-10-14 06:00

NATIONAL Invasive Species Week from October 10 to 17 is launched for the first time in South Africa.

This event aims to educate and increase awareness among people about the importance and benefits of controlling alien invasive plants and animals.

Invasive species threaten water supply and South Africa’s unique biodiversity. Not only do invasives displace indigenous plants, they also alter the habitat for wildlife, and impact negatively on ecosystems on which people, plants and animals depend on for their existence and well-being.

Get involved in National Invasive Species Week by removing invasive plants from your garden and neighbourhood and by dumping biomass at the correct waste facilities.

) For photos of what these invasive plants look like, go to our Facebook page (PE Express Newspaper)

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