Special Trade Zone 3 Offset
Weed control is being
undertaken alongside the Umdloti River as well as in wetlands and
riparian forest along streams that feed into the Umdloti River.
HLEM at all time takes the utmost care of the natural environment in
particular of the many creatures to which these areas are their home
doing all weed control in a manner that causes the least disturbance to
resident creatures and plants and which has the minimum negative impact
on the natural environment.
Map of the area where alien
invasive weed control will be undertaken
along rivers and in wetlands.
Here is a photo of the very
interesting Running Frog Kassina
senegalensis taken in the project area at Mount Moreland
HLEM discovered that a colony
of White-fronted-Bee-eaters Merops
bullockoides have taken up residence alongside the Umdloti River
within the area which HLEM is carrying out alien invasive weed control
extending the southern limit of there range.
Dicliptera cernua previously
known as Peristrophe cernua a endemic to South Africa which occurs on
the site is usually found growing in warm areas of the Eastern Cape and
KwaZulu-Natal. It can be found in Valley Bushveld from the Gamtoos
River to KwaZulu-Natal.