Bird walks

IMG 0443Bird walks hosted by Hon. Rangers are held on the first Saturday of the month. Details of the next walk here

Welcome to Marloth Park Honorary Rangers

The Marloth Park Honorary Rangers comprise voluntary property owners who offer their time, expertise and resources while working to a code of conduct for the benefit of conservation and the environment in Marloth Park and Lionspruit.

Minutes200wGeneral Meetings - open to all - are held at 08:00 on the last Thursday of each month in the Boardroom at Henk van Rooyen Park.

Chief Honorary Ranger's Reports  Open Meetings  Closed Meetings  Committee meetings

Field Security: 0828281043

HR: 083 775 4409
Rangers: 082 802 5894

mamba75Snake removal:
John Webb 079 778 5359
Juan de Beer 060 665 5000
Read: Snake Removal

A Note to Garden Services Companies and Property Owners

The Marloth Park Honorary Rangers have requested that owners as well as garden services DO NOT RAKE the soil in Marloth Park. The leaves and twigs replace much needed nutrients to the soil.

By raking the soil and leaving bare earth it exposes the ground to erosion. The soil is heated to as much as 5°c more than covered soil causing it to form a crust. Top soil is washed away leaving hard baked barren earth in which nothing can grow. The increase in temperature of the soil attracts snakes lizard’s scorpions etc. that need to bask in the sun in order to increase their body temperature. 

The Veld condition in Marloth Park is extremely poor and a concerted effort is needed to preserve the arable grazing for the wildlife to survive. Contact the garden service to ask for a quote to plant indigenous grass suitable for grazing. 

Some gardens have alien invasive plants and exotic plants that are poisonous to the wildlife. Contact Joce at 0823065133 if you require advice on identifying or how to remove these plants, or ask your garden service for a quote to have them removed. This can be supervised by the Honorary Rangers.

Poisons - Please do not use poisons in the garden or home.  It is killing the wildlife. Use mouse traps in the home if necessary. The correct poison needs to be used on specific alien plants and needs to be applied by the correct methods.

For advice contact Joce at 0823065133 

Food that is killing the wildlife: Maize crushed or whole should NEVER be used as it causes colic and death. Bread and junk foods make the animals ill.

Please if you are putting out feed for the animals use only game pellets, mineral licks for game and Lucerne. For birds use wild bird seed, sunflower seeds and fruit. For the bush babies use banana and pawpaw. Do no feed monkeys or baboons. 

Help us to preserve Marloth Park for the wildlife. 

Thank you 

Marloth Park Honorary Rangers.

See also Veldt and game ManagementFeeding the wildlife during droughtKnow our alien invasive plants!



waterconservationmission200wConservation in Marloth Park: Our Primary Concern

Our primary concern as Honorary Rangers is the well-being
and long-term survival of Marloth Park as a
viable nature Conservancy.

To achieve this, we must

   •  Manage the veldt    and    •  Manage the Wildlife

All property Owners bear a responsibility to care for their own properties and
ensure that everyting we do encourages the well-being of the veldt
and therefore the animals.

On this website there are articles describing how we can best ensure
that we keep the veldt natural and the animals wild.

 Hon Rangers Monthly Advice Veldt and Game Management
 Look after your own property Feeding during drought
Marloth Park - our wonderland All about the Veldt

Honorary Rangers together with the property Ownders Association and
the Marlothii Conservancy have formed a FORUM in order to present
a unified approach to the management of the Veldt and the animals.

Read about the Forum and the MPPOA 5-Point Plan

Alien Plant Brochure

A Property Owner's Guide to Conserve Indigenous Flora

See the new Guide to the Alien Plants of Marloth Park here

2018 AGM Report and Minutes

Read the Chief Honorary Ranger's Report for 2017 here
and the Minutes of the AGM held on 11th january 2018 here

Bush snippets 

and other news here

Our vision

hrOur vision is to support and assist the Nkomazi Municipality Conservation Department within Marloth Park with their management strategies and objectives while being an effective volunteer group. 
Read a brief  History of Honorary Rangers and the Conservancy

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