Threats

Threats

Invasive Species

Invasive plants and animals pose a threat to the biodiversity of the Rivers of Hout Bay and cost millions of rands to remove.

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Canalisation

In Hout Bay, some tributaries have been canalised and storm water runoff is directed into the rivers to the detriment of the rivers’ ecology.

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Pollution

Pollution in our rivers pose a risk to human health and result in loss of biodiversity sensitive to pollution.

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Abstraction

Riperian landowners have a responsibility to stay within the law of water usage permitted.

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