Welcome to the Cape Town Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) website
Preventing the introduction of invasive species is the first line of defence against invasions. Even the best prevention efforts will not stop all invasive species being introduced.
The second line of defence is early detection and rapid response (EDRR). EDRR efforts increase the likelihood that invasions will be addressed successfully while populations are still localised and population levels are not beyond that which can be contained and possibly eradicated. Once populations are widely established costly operations are implemented to contain and/or control such populations to mitigate negative impacts. The costs associated with EDRR efforts are less than those of long-term invasive species management programmes.
If you have feedback or questions please contact Louise Stafford or Mfundo Tafeni on 021 712 1434/1944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.See the Target List » Become a spotter »
Acknowledging our partners
This is a partnership between the City of Cape Town, the Natural Resource Management Programmes and the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s National EDRR programme. The City of Cape Town EDRR programme is an Expanded Public Works Programme.