Invitation to Invasive Species Training - Legislation & Herbicides
Mbombela, Mbombela Stadium Auditorium, Mpumalanga - 24 & 25 August, 2016
Interested in flora and fauna? Become an invasive species consultant, head up an invasive species removal team or discover how to do control plans for municipalities.
Did you know?
· Invasive species are defined as a liability under NEMBA. Any person who owns land in South Africa now has a ‘legal duty of care’ to control the invasive species on their land. Anyone selling land, must inform the buyer of their land, of any invasive species on the property.
· That under the NEMBA AIS Regulations... all organs of state - which includes municipalities, metros, parastatals (Eskom, Transnet, SANRAL), protected areas (SANParks, all Nature Reserves), military bases, ministry’s, provinces and all state educational facilities - are required to submit control plans, which outline how they will deal with the invasive species on land under their control, to the Biosecurity Unit, Department of Environmental Affairs by 1 October 2016.
· Applications can now also be made to have a directive sent to any landowner who is not controlling listed invasive species on their property. Under these circumstances, large landowners will need the assistance of environment-trained professionals to identify species, develop and submit control plans to the government - to avoid prosecution.
Join our one day training courses on invasive species legislation and herbicides.
Wednesday 24 August, 2016 - Module 1: Train to become an invasive species consultant
- NEMBA legislation and Invasive Species Regulation
- Landowners, estate agents & lawyers ‘duty of care
- Control plan guidelines for organs of state & protected areas Permitting, compliance & directives
- Invasive species
Thursday 25 August, 2016 - Module 2: Introduction to herbicides and control methods
- Invasive species clearing using herbicide
- Herbicides and the law
- Selecting control methods for invasive species clea
- Professional herbicide training
The South African Green Industries Council (SAGIC) invasive species and herbicide training is an entirely self-funding project.
Booking: Booking is essential.
We will then send you an invoice for payment prior to training.
Entry to training: No one will be admitted to the training without payment or prior arrangement.
Cost per module: R800 (Ex VAT)
Download Booking form here.