Alien invasive Plant Mapping

Alien invasive Plant Mapping

The Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (Act No. 43 of 1983) as amended in 2001: Subjects Declared weeds and Alien Invasives to regulation. This list, referred to as the CARA list, is currently being revised.

In terms of the amendments to Act 43, landowners are legally responsible for the control of Alien Plant Species on their properties. The Act furthermore places each Declared Weed or Invader into one of three categories, and stipulates how each category must be controlled.

In addition to this, the drafting of new legislation under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No. 10 of 2004), is under way at present. This legislation, which includes a list of “invasives”, was promulgated and gazetted in the Government Gazette in July 2009. This list, known as the NEMBAlist, will have additional species and different categories to CARA.

Planning and budgeting for AIP Eradication and Management requires complete information on the nature, scale and location of AIP’s

Hydromulch provides a comprehensive AIP Survey and Mapping service.

The information gathered on the AIP Survey is collated into a report, supported by Images, Location Maps and Identification information.

The Survey and Mapping are further summarised into a Report, providing our clients with clear and concise information to assist in their AIP eradication planning and prioritisation.