Friday, October 12, 2007

Invasive plant study in Zambian wetlands

Mimosa pigra on Kafue Flats from Environmental Council of Zambia web site

SciDevNet has alerted us to a recently released study of the impact of the invasive shrub, Mimosa pigra, on the environment of Zambia's Kafue Flats, a Ramsar wetland of international significance. The study, carried out by the Environmental Council of Zambia, reports that the plant is interfering with the ecosystems by blocking access to water for animals and birds and displacing animals by reducing available habitat. In HOORC's Library, you can find more about Mimosa pigra in Invasive plant species of the world and Problem plants of South Africa.

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