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Do you want a Pesticide Control Operator (PCO) licence? Did you miss our Invasive Species and Herbicide training during the winter season? South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) are launching a PCO correspondence course and announcing dates for repeat sessions of our hugely popular 4 module invasive species training in the second half of 2017:…
Are you interested in furthering your studies in conservation? Are you an enthusiastic researcher? Do you live in South Africa? If yes, here is an opportunity for you. Bursaries are available to conduct research as part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI) work on biological invasions. They offer 4x Honours; 6x Masters; 2x…
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 placed on them? Indoor plants listed under the National Environmental Management Biodiversity (NEMBA) Act [No. 10 of 2004] include: Nephrolepis cordifolia -…
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 largest invasive species site inspections ever mounted in South Africa... Invasive Species South Africa is coordinating a consortium bid in response to a Transnet…
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 to the link: http://www.abcjournal.org/index.php/ABC/issue/view/113. There are 19 papers and an editorial covering a wide range of issues. All are free to download (see…
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