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Working for Water (WfW): Invasive Plant Species Removal in South Africa

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Area: 5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Countries: South Africa
Basins: Indian Ocean (160) (Berg/Breede)
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Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
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Nature-Based Solutions
Progress to Date: 3000000 Hectares of invasive plants cleared
Services Needed: Financial support
Desired Partner: Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 01, 1995  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/12/south-a...
Project Source: CEO Water Mandate
Profile Completion: 62%

Project Overview

This program seeks to reduce the density of established, terrestrial, invasive alien plants, through labour intensive, mechanical and chemical control, by 22% per annum. Non-native plants cost South Africa billions due to damage to agriculture, water supply, and biodiversity. Since its inception in 1995, the Working for Water program has engaged with business partners and local communities to address invasive plants.

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Cora Snyder
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