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Invasive Content

Our services will help you to:

UNDERSTAND

  • Informative presentations and awareness campaigns

ASSESS

  • Property assessment to identify invasive species
  • Advice on invasive species requiring control
  • Report on invasive species compliance of property
    • fast, reliable service, assessment and reporting

COMPLY

  • Assistance with legal compliance
    • Property assessment
    • Completion and submission of declaration forms to the Department of Environmental Affairs
    • Copy of the declaration form to go to the (new) buyer
  • Removal of invasive species requiring eradication

Types of invasive species in terms of the Act

Prohibited Alien Species in terms section 67(1):
560 Species and/or groups of species
List 1: Terrestrial and Fresh-water Plant Species 238
List 2: Marine Plant Species 2
List 3: Mammal Species 18
List 4: Bird Species 20
List 5: Reptile Species 10
List 6: Amphibian Species 9
List 7: Fresh-water Fish Species 110
Marine Fish Species 1
List 8: Terrestrial Invertebrate Species 130
List 9: Fresh-water Invertebrate Species 8
List 10 Marine Invertebrate Species 7
List 11 Microbial Species 7

National lists of Invasive Species in terms section 70(1):
559 Species and/or groups of species
List 1: Terrestrial and Fresh-water Plant Species 379
List 2: Marine Plant Species 4
List 3: Mammal Species 41
List 4: Bird Species 24
List 5: Reptile Species 35
List 6: Amphibian Species 7
List 7: Fresh-water Fish Species 15
Marine Fish Species 0
List 8: Terrestrial Invertebrate Species 23
List 9: Fresh-water Invertebrate Species 8
List 10 Marine Invertebrate Species 16
List 11 Microbial Species 7

How are the Invasive Species Categorized?

Category 1a:

Invasive species which must be combatted and eradicated. Any form of trade or planting is strictly prohibited.

Category 1b:

Invasive species which must be controlled and wherever possible, removed and destroyed. Any form of trade or planting is strictly prohibited.

Category 2:

Invasive species, or species deemed to be potentially invasive, in that a permit is required to carry out a restricted activity.

Category 2 species include commercially imported pine, wattle and gum trees. Plants in riparian areas are a category 1b.

Category 3:

Invasive species which may remain in prescribed areas or provinces. Further planting, propagating or trade, is however prohibited. Plants in riparian areas are a Category 1b.

How can Spargo Landscapes help you?

Spargo Landscape Consultants can assist you with the following:

  • an assessment of your property to identify the presence of any invasive species;
  • removal of invasive species which need to be eradicated;
  • Completing and submitting a declaration form to the department of environmental affairs and a copy to be handed to the new buyer; and
  • a copy of the declaration form for you to hand to the buyer of your property as required by the Act.

We look forward to helping you comply with the Act easily and effortlessly. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we may be of assistance to you in selling your property.

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