Sunday, October 14, 2007

Salvinia molesta control workshop

Clearing salvinia molesta

BIOKAVANGO Project, HOORC and the Aquatic Vegetation Control Unit of the Botswana Department of Water Affairs are sponsoring and organizing a workshop for pilot tour operators in integrated control of Salvinia molesta in Moremi Game Reserve. Operator guides for five lodges in Moremi are learning how to implement control methods, including the use of porta pools for breeding the black weevil insect that eats the weed. The workshop will also train guides in monitoring of water quality. The workshop, being held from October 15th to 20th in Xakanaxa, is part of a three year pilot project to monitor the response of control interventions in a co-conserved area. For more information, contact Mrs Belda Mosepele.

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