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Kaaimans-to-Touw Eco-Restoration Forum Blog

Passionate people promoting social-ecological restoration and invasive weed management in the Garden Route, South Africa

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The KTT Forum is born

The Southern Cape is infested with invasive black wattle, black wood, pine and eucalyptus, which are fire hazards and threaten biodiversity and sound land management...

 

Invasive Alien Plants and Wetlands

Half of South Africa’s wetlands have been destroyed and those that remain are the most threatened of the country’s ecosystems...

 

KTT on the move

The recently formed Kaaimans-to-Touw (KTT) eco-restoration forum is striding forward...

 

New article highlights alternative perspectives on IAP

The article points out that the concept of biological invasions poses tensions on what nature is and what it ought to be, and addressing these tensions requires policy makers to consider that the concept is dynamic and evolving...

 

Series: Hydrological Impacts of IAPs: Part 1

THE INCREASED WATER USE OF INVASIVE ALIEN TREES: SOME REASONS

It has become general knowledge that invasive alien plants often have much increased water usage compared with native vegetation and especially in water scarce landscapes...

 

Series: Hydrological Impacts of IAPs: Part 2

The impacts of invasive species on surface water runoff are reasonably understood. This has led to the prioritisation of areas that should be cleared of alien invasions through programmes such as Working for Water, established in 1995...

 

Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI)

Established in 2010/ 2011 through Natural Bridge Communications, the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative is the confluence of local conservation entities, environmental project managers, field managers, researchers and communication experts...

 

Southern Cape Invasive Species Forum: New NEMBA Regulations National Roadshow

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a multibillion rand problem for South Africa. Currently there are 28 000 people employed in IAS management with the potential of being increased to 55 000 in the next few years...

 

Local initiatives working together for success

The Southern Cape Fire Protection Association (SCFPA), together with Working for Water, recently cleared large Pine trees from the Langvlei dunes area n Wilderness...

 

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