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Invasive Alien Plants appearing after the Knysna Fire

Before the Knysna fires raged through the Garden Route, invasive alien plants were rife throughout the landscape. Because of their densities and size, the biomass from the invasive alien plants, served as rocket fuel for the fires, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Following fires in the Garden Route, the regeneration …

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Fynbos slow to recover after fires

Areas affected by the Knysna fires, specifically where indigenous Fynbos is concerned, are slow to regenerate. Although most of the Fynbos will probably regenerate only later on this year, the slower than expected regeneration can be ascribed to the high intensity of the fires that swept through Buffels Bay and through Plettenberg Bay.

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Forest Fire - Gerhard Otto

Eden District Municipality, NMMU (SRU) and SCLI to co-host Annual Biodiversity Seminar Following devastating wild fires in the past summer (and still raging in places), Eden District Municipality (Disaster Management), NMMU (Sustainable Research Unit) and the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI), decided to co-host and facilitate the annual (regional) seminar on risks associated with invasive …

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State of the Southern Cape Environment

We live in a time where resources to control and eradicate IAP’s are dwindling, whilst at the same time the effects of climate change and drought are having a diverse effect on our natural resources, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Devastating fires, raging through the Western and Southern Cape, highlights …

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Biocontrol to Fight Black Wattle, Galls on infected Black Wattle

Using Biocontrol to fight black wattle helps prevents black wattle from setting seed, one of the most important aspects of black wattle control.

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SANParks has availed funding to clear river systems such as Kaaimans and the Touw

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