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Invasive Species Programme<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">About</h2> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>ALERT<br></h4><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/Tree%20Bug%20Awareness%20Notice.pdf" target="_blank">An invasive beetle species is threatening Cape Town's trees</a>. Help us by reporting all sightings.<br></p></div></div></span></span> <p>In response to the threat of invasive species, The City runs various projects to control terrestrial and aquatic plants, new and emerging alien invasive species, and invasive animals. We rely on the public to contribute to our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Invasive%20Species%20Programme.pdf" target="_blank">Cape Town Invasive Species Programme</a> and help us locate and target invasive species.<br></p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Become a spotter</h2></span> <p>Contribute to our invasive species programmes by becoming a spotter and alerting us to any invasive species that you may identify. On our website, we keep a list of invasive plant and insect species that we target under the Early Detection and Rapid Response Programme – each with a photograph and description to make them easily recognisable to our spotters. Becoming a spotter is easy:  </p><p> <strong>Step 1: </strong> <a href="https://www.capetowninvasives.co.za/" target="_blank">Register or log in to our site<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p><p> <strong>Step 2: </strong>Send a photograph and description of the invasive species; click on the “+ Add Species” button.</p><p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Enter the location of the invasive species, either by a geo-tagged photo or by entering the latitude and longitude of the site where you found it. The species you spotted and the site of the spotting will then be added to our map<em></em>. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> <b></b>If you are having trouble identifying a species, simply submit your photos and observations to <a href="https://www.ispotnature.org/" target="_blank">iSpot<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>; their experts may be able to identify the species.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p> If you have any feedback or questions about becoming a spotter, or would like more information on the Invasive Species Programme, please contact our main representative: </p><h4>Chandré Rhoda, Invasive Species Programme Manager, Environmental Management Department</h4><p> <em>Telephone: </em><br><em> <a>021 444 2357</a></em><em><br><br>Email: </em><br><a href="mailto:chandre.rhoda@capetown.gov.za"><em>chandre.rhoda@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p>GP0|#7315b305-1a93-40e7-a591-66e082e40d79;L0|#07315b305-1a93-40e7-a591-66e082e40d79|Nature and environment;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#35719d0d-5c98-4384-9af1-e91dc8392e18Participate in our invasive species projects by learning how to spot invasive alien species. 1

 

 

Invasive Species Programme Booklet 391446GP0|#5702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a;L0|#05702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a|Booklet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2016-11-29T22:00:00Z
Invasive Tree Bug Awareness Notice1989415GP0|#c3444de2-1204-414d-a436-593b4be81c13;L0|#0c3444de2-1204-414d-a436-593b4be81c13|Notice;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2019-02-06T22:00:00Z

 

 

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