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Protected areas defend wildlife from invasive alien species
22-August-2017

Nature reserves, national parks and marine protected areas have been proven to effectively shield native wildlife from the impacts of invasive species, according to a recent study in the journal Global Change Biology.

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C·I·B study finds that Port Jackson invasions impact soil long after removal
18-August-2017

Native areas that are invaded by the invasive alien tree Port Jackson can experience soil legacies for up to 10 years after its removal. This was the finding of a recent study by a group of C·I·B researchers, led by C·I·B PhD student, Mlungele Nsikani.

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Eucalyptus invasions reduce bird diversity in a riparian habitat
11-August-2017

The areas between land and a river or stream (riparian habitats) forms a small fraction of the landscape, but support a high diversity of birds. Invasion of these riparian areas by invasive alien plants can negatively affect bird groupings…

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Can we save South Africa from a Tamarix invasion?
03-August-2017

The South African biocontrol programme for invasive Tamarix has begun, with host-specificity testing of Tamarisk beetles. This news comes from a recent review article by Dr Danica Marlin, C·I·B Core Team Member Prof Marcus Byrne and colleagues…

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