18 October 2021

The fight against alien invasive species kicks off this October

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the leaders in greening and conservation of our environment, is in its 6th year in the fight against the destructive alien invasive species in our city.  The initial launch of the “Alien Invasive Campaign” commenced in October 2015 and has since gained significant momentum in raising awareness with residents and businesses alike about the dangers of these species.  This year, National Invasive Species Week is observed from 11- 15 October. 

JCPZ in partnership with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Working for Water (WFW) City of Joburg’s Environment Infrastructure Services Department (EISD), South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Rand Water (RW) and the Department of Agriculture are collectively working towards eradicating the scourge of invasive species.

Issued by

Councillor Margaret Arnolds

Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg


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