In the latest eNewsletter of the Southern African Plant Invaders Atlas (SAPIA News No 35, January 2015), Lesley Henderson highlights the devastating invasion of torch cactus in the Karoo. “The Karoo was taken over by the sweet prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) 100 years ago. Is history repeating itself?”, asks Henderson.
In September 2014, 10 years after its inception, the Centre for Invasion Biology (C·I·B) held its first Partners Conference in Stellenbosch to celebrate the success of its current partnerships and to explore new areas of collaboration.
The Council of the European Union has formally adopted regulations on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. The regulations were adopted on 29 September, 2014, at a meeting of the General Affairs Council.