Invasive alien plants (IAPs) are highly adaptable, vigorous growers that invade a wide range of indigenous ecosystems and soak up precious water resources.
IAPs seriously threaten our indigenous biodiversity because they:
We have grouped all our activities on invasive alien eradication under the Alien Busters Project.
The Vision for this project is as follows:
“Kloof/Forest Hills will be Invasive Alien Plant free suburbs by 2020”
To achieve this vision we have set the following goals:
To have all street verges and public land in Kloof/Forest Hills free of Invasive Alien Plants by the end of 2015.
To have all gardens and private land in Kloof/Forest Hills free of Invasive Alien Plants by the end of 2020.
In 2012 Kloof Conservancy embarked on a renewed campaign eradicate IAPs from public land including verges and also to motivate and encourage all residents to eradicate IAPs from their properties and replace them with indigenous plants.
The new campaign was in part inspired from an appeal we received from one of our members. The appeal offers a detailed rationale, from different fields and various perspectives, for the eradication of IAPs and their replacement by indigenous plants.
We strongly support the sentiments conveyed in this appeal which you can download from the following link: Download an Appeal for Action