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In South Africa, invasive plants such as pine trees and Australian acacias reduce surface water runoff by between 1 500 to 2 500 million cubic metres per year. That is equivalent to the capacity of the Pongolapoort Dam in KwaZulu-Natal. What is being done to address this problem, and how successful are these efforts? Dave Pepler asks a few difficult questions to Prof Brian van Wilgen (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology), Dr David le Maitre (CSIR) and Dr Christine Colvin (WWF), during the last Science Café Stellenbosch for Woordfees 2019.
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