“The National Environmental Management Biodiversity (NEMBA) regulations state that a seller of any immovable property must, prior to the relevant sale agreement, notify the purchaser of the property in writing of the presence of listed invasive species on that property. A copy of the Declaration of Invasive Species forms needs to be lodged with the The Department of Environmental Affairs.”
On the National list there are 383 plants, 41 mammals,24 birds, 35 reptiles, 7 Amphibians, 15 fresh water fish, 23 terrestrial invertebrates, 8 fresh water invertebrates and 7 microbial species. Total 559 species.
Accredited invasive species practitioners need to be consulted.
There are 4 different categories :
1A, these must be eradicated. Any form of trade or planting is strictly prohibited.
1B, these must be controlled where possible, removed and destroyed .Any form of trade or planting is strictly prohibited.
2. Species deemed to be potentially invasive. A permit is required.
3. Species which may remain. Further propagation, planting or trade is prohibited.
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