Invitation to Invasive Species Training - Legislation & Herbicides
DATE: 30 & 31st August, 2016
VENUE: Pro Deo Conference Centre, 30 Grobler Street, Polokwane, Limpopo
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.
Tuesday 30 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
Wednesday 31 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.