The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has released the first fully comprehensive guide to the region’s naturalised and invasive succulent plants on the 15th of May 2012. Titled Naturalised and Invasive Succulents of southern Africa, this publication has been in the making for a few years,and is the product of an international collaboration between the Belgian Global Taxonomy Initiative, ABC Taxa and SANBI.
SKEP Namibia is about to embark on an ambitious conservation and management trajectory. The SKEP office in Namibia is co-ordinated by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and is currently busy with the great task of consolidating the management process of Succulent Karoo hotspot and the recently proclaimed Sperrgebiet National Park with the aim of moving the programme forward.
The Northern Cape’s Department of Environment and Nature Conservation (DENC) is set to vastly improve the tourism and related infrastructure of the province’s five provincial nature reserves with assistance from the National Department of Environmental Affairs.