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Iimbovane a hit with young biodiversity enthusiasts
21-July-2014

In July this year, the Iimbovane Outreach Project introduced 30 Life Science learners to the wonders of biodiversity, during two workshops held at the Centre for Invasion Biology.

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Endemic ants give alien ants a hard time
01-July-2014

In a recently-published article, C·I·B postdoctoral associate Dr. Natasha Mothapo used behavioural experiments to see if the African big-headed ant can help to keep the spread of invasive Argentine ants in check.

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Endemic fish threatened by predatory impacts of rainbow trout
23-June-2014

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is among the most widely introduced fish in rivers of the Cape Floristic Region, and may pose a serious threat to endemic fish such as redfin minnows, members of the genus Pseudobarbus, which are a unique and vulnerable group of freshwater fishes.

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A prickly situation - C·I·B study supports National Strategy for invasive cacti
17-June-2014

Cactus plants are a familiar sight in many gardens and nurseries throughout South Africa. However, native to North and South America, these plants are becoming serious invaders across South Africa.

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