News

News
Two highly invasive wasp species are expanding their range throughout Cape Town and the Western Cape and the City and its partners are calling upon the public to help identify and report new colonies.
Two highly invasive wasp species are expanding their range throughout Cape Town and the Western Cape. The City of Cape Town has therefore ensured that measures are in place to control the spread of these wasps.
Centre for Invasion Biology (C.I.B) researcher, Charles Griffiths, is a co-author on a recently-published study that shows major changes in the invertebrate community of a small, urban estuary resulting from the proliferation of alien reef-building worms, Ficopomatus enigmaticus.
The tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), is a deciduous tree that originates from the Chinese mainland. Introduced as an ornamental tree, the species has been planted in gardens and on pavements throughout South Africa. It is now spreading uncontrollably to the detriment of biodiversity and infrastructure, and scientists need your…
The City of Cape Town Invasive Species programme in collaboration with City Parks, Roads and Stormwater departments will deploy teams to clear invasive plants in Constantia, Tokai, Westlake, Lakeside, Muizenberg and Clovelly this week. Clearing will also take place along the banks of the Prinseskasteel, Keyser and Westlake Rivers.