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Recommendations for municipalities to become compliant with national legislation on biological invasions

dc.contributor.authorIrlich, Ulrike M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPotgieter, Lukeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStafford, Louiseen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGaertner, Mirijamen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-02T06:19:54Z
dc.date.available2018-08-02T06:19:54Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationIrlich, U. M., et al. 2017. Recommendations for municipalities to become compliant with national legislation on biological invasions. Bothalia - African Biodiversity and Conservation, 47(2):a2156, doi:10.4102/abc.v47i2.2156
dc.identifier.issn2311-9284 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0006-8241 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/abc.v47i2.2156
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104213
dc.descriptionCITATION: rlich, U. M., et al. 2017. Recommendations for municipalities to become compliant with national legislation on biological invasions. Bothalia - African Biodiversity and Conservation, 47(2):a2156, doi:10.4102/abc.v47i2.2156.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://abcjournal.org
dc.description.abstractBackground: The South African National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (No. 10 of 2004) (NEM:BA) requires all Organs of State at all spheres of government to develop invasive species monitoring, control and eradication plans. Municipalities across South Africa are required to comply with the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations under NEM:BA but are faced with myriad challenges, making compliance difficult. Objective: This paper unpacks some of the challenges municipalities face and provides guidance on how to overcome these in order to achieve NEM:BA compliance. Through a strategic, municipal-wide approach involving different landowners, compliance can be achieved and many of the associated challenges can be overcome. For example, lack of awareness and capacity within municipal structures can be addressed through various platforms that have proven successful in some areas. Conclusions: Using the City of Cape Town as a case study, we highlight some of the notable successes in overcoming some of these challenges. For example, the City’s Invasive Species Strategy has resulted in municipal buy-in, departmental collaboration and a city-wide invasive plant tender, allowing for streamlined invasive plant control across the city. We present a framework as a first step towards measuring compliance and how the national status report can measure the level of compliance by Organs of State.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://abcjournal.org/index.php/abc/article/view/2156
dc.format.extent11 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectIntroduced organismsen_ZA
dc.subjectBiological invasionsen_ZA
dc.titleRecommendations for municipalities to become compliant with national legislation on biological invasionsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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