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Durban Early Detection and Rapid Response

Welcome to Durban Invasives

Preventing the introduction of invasive alien species is the first line of defence against invasions.

The second line of defence is early detection and rapid response (EDRR).

Welcome to the Durban Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) website

Preventing the introduction of invasive alien species is the first line of defence against invasions. Even the best prevention efforts will not stop all invasive species being introduced.

The second line of defence is early detection and rapid response (EDRR). EDRR efforts increase the likelihood that invasions will be addressed successfully, and help to prioritise both species and areas for remedial interventions. This is especially applicable for emerging weeds, which are those weeds whose populations are still localised and whose population levels are not beyond that which can be contained and possibly eradicated. Monitoring and Rapid Response in controlling such plant populations helps to avoid the long term costly operations required, and significantly helps to mitigate negative ecosystem impacts. The costs associated with EDRR, within a framework of adaptive management, are much lower and require less effort than those of long-term management programmes that deal with widely established invasive alien species.

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Acknowledging our partners

This is a partnership between the eThekwini Municipality , the Natural Resource Management Programmes and the South African National Biodiversity Institute's Invasive Species Programme : EDRR

EDRR Target Species

The 10 species profiled on this website have been selected as target species for EDRR .

For information on other emerging species in Durban download the emerging species PDF (1.5MB) .

For a more comprehensive list of established invasive alien plants visit www.invasives.org.za

Identifying other species

For help with identifying other species, submit your photo and observations to
iSpot: www.ispot.org.za

The iSpot experts may be able to provide a name.

 

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Guidelines for species listed as invasive →