A diverse natural habitat

Here is a diverse natural habitat in lowlands of the Cape. There are many different species of plants and animals which interact with each other.





 An invasive species encroaches

An invasive species, in this case Port Jackson, starts to invade the natural habitat replacing the indigenous species growing there. There is less space for the indigenous plant species and the animals which depend on them for food have to move elsewhere.






Total invasion

Eventually the invasive species has totally replaced the indigenous species. Now the interactions between the indigenous plants and animals are no longer possible.