Terrestrial Invasives

Terrestrial Invasives

Cape Town is situated in the heart of one of the world’s biodiversity "hotspots", the Cape Floristic Region, known for its extraordinarily high diversity and endemism. The two greatest threats to this unique biodiversity of Cape Town are urban sprawl and alien plant invasions. Invasive plants not only displace indigenous plants, they also alter the habitat for wildlife, and impact negatively on ecosystems on which people, plants and animals depend on for their existence and well-being.

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