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

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Indoor plant invasive species


Do you have indoor plants that are listed as invasive species in your home? Are you buying or selling indoor plants illegally? Did you know that the following indoor plants have trade restrictions pla... Read more

Join an invasive species bid


Trained invasive species professionals in South Africa are invited to take part in a national invasive species control plan consortium bid project.  Join our consortium bid to be involved in the large... Read more

Biological invasions in South Africa


A special issue of the journal Bothalia (African Biodiversity and Conservation) has been released online. The issue has 19 papers which focus on the state of biological invasions in South Africa.  Go... Read more

Sign up for Invasive Species Training 2017


Invasive species training will take place in four centres around South Africa this autumn - Cape Town (April 2017), Durban (May 2017), Johannesburg (June 2017) and Pretoria (July 2017). If you are in... Read more

Spot invaders and win!!


The City of Cape Town’s Invasive Species Unit has launched a competition with great prizes for anyone spotting any of the 28 targeted invasive species in the City. The competition runs until 9 April... Read more

Cactus Working Group meeting - 17 November


The Cactus Working Group was established in 2012 to address the issue of invasive cacti species in South Africa. Managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Invasive Species Program... Read more