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Book donation boosts Iimbovane ant project
26-May-2017

The Iimbovane Outreach Project has received a generous donation of books, which will be used to help in the teaching of biodiversity science to the high school learners. The donation of 50 copies of the first ever guide to ants of southern Africa, was made possible by the Mapula Trust and the author, Peter Slingsby.

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C·I·B researchers assess the threat of alien plant species to the Serengeti
23-May-2017

A recent study by C·I·B research fellow Dr Arne Witt and core team member Prof Brian van Wilgen, has found that over 50 alien plant species have established naturalised populations in the iconic Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Umuthi markets. Not safe from invaders…
22-May-2017

Traditional medicine in South Africa is an amalgam of older local practices and a little, recent, “spice” thrown in. The arrival of Indian labourers during the 19th century brought Ayurvedic medical practices from Tamil Nadu into South Africa.

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Australian redclaw crayfish quickly spreading in South Africa and Swaziland
08-May-2017

A recent study, led by C·I·B Post-doc Ana Nunes, confirms the presence of established and widespread populations of the Australian redclaw crayfish in South Africa and Swaziland. It also shows that, in 14 years, the species has spread more than 100 km away from the point of first introduction…

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