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DEA briefing on alien and invasive alien species

15 May 2014

The Department of Environmental Affairs invites members of the media to a briefing on the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 and the recently published (for comment) Regulations related to alien and listed invasive Species, in particular, trout.

Invasive alien species are species that are introduced into an area in which they did not naturally occur, and have been able to out-compete indigenous (and other) species. The impact of this can be devastating. 

The purpose of the published Regulations is to prevent the illegal introduction of alien and potentially invasive species into the country, and to regulate listed invasive species and potentially invasive species within the country.  Invasive species can have profound impacts on the environment, biological diversity, the economy and ecosystems and their services.

The media briefing will take place as follows:

Cape Town

Date:    Monday 19 May 2014

Time:   11:00

Venue: Imbizo Media Room, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town

Please note that there will be a live video link to GCIS Tshedimosetso House, Pretoria

Date:   Monday 19 May 2014

Time:   11:00

Venue:  Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street) Hatfield, Pretoria

To RSVP, contact:
Sivuyile Ngaba
Cell:071403 5294
Tel:021441 2788

Sipho Mawoko
Tel: 021 441 2788
Cell: 073 370 8327

For Media queries, contact:
Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082898 6483