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    IAPs and the Law

    Law on IAPs

    There are currently two sets of legislation which regulate Invasive Alien Plants. These are:

    1. Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (CARA)
    2. National Environmental Biodiversity: Management Act (NEMBA). This ACT addresses all invasive species and not just plant species.

    Current Status

    In August 2014 the Minister of Environmental Affairs issued regulations to give effect to NEMBA. These regulations came into effect on 1 October 2014.

    The Species Lists have been revised since their first release in August 2014. The latest versions are available to download below.

    Please note that to simplify things the Department of Environmental Affairs now makes available individual lists of the various invasive species categorised by group. The available lists (can be downloaded from the SA Invasives Site website)

    List 1 – National list of Invasive Terrestrial and Fresh-water Plant Species

    List 2 – National List of Invasive Marine Plant Species

    List 3 – National List of Invasive Mammal Species

    List 4 – National List of Invasive Bird Species

    List 5 – National List of Invasive Reptile Species

    List 6 – National List of Invasive Amphibian Species

    List 7 – National List of Invasive Fresh-water Fish Species

    List 8 – National List of Terrestrial Invasive Invertebrate Species

    List 9 – National List of Invasive Fresh-water Invertebrate Species

    List 10 – National List of Invasive Marine Invertebrate Species

    List 11 – National List of Invasive Microbial Species


    Invasive Plant Lists and Regulations

    Download CARA Declared Invasive Alien Plants List

    Download the Full NEMBA Invasive Alien Species List

    Download the National list of Invasive Terrestrial and Fresh-water Plant Species

    Download the NEMBA Regulations


    eThekwini Municipality Plans

    The eThekwini Municipality has complied with the requirement in the NEMBA Regulations to prepare and submit an Invasive Alien Species Management Plan by 30 September 2016.

    Download Management Plan

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    IAPs and the Law