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Bird walks

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

Alien plant of the month

POACHERS ARRESTED!

WELL DONE NKOMAZI GAME RANGERS.

The Nkomazi Municipality Game Rangers carried out a stakeout on the Groot Draai/Verdwaal Farm (also known as the Mkombo Farm) next door to Marloth Park, on the night of 23 June 2015.  Game Rangers Terence, John, Temba and Lucas lay in the bush for 5 hours before the 3 suspects arrived.  One poacher was arrested and shortly thereafter the other 2 suspects that had escaped, were apprehended. 

The next morning an operation involving the Municipal Game Rangers and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Poaching Unit was carried out.  The suspects were made to lead the team to their snares and photos were taken of their activities.  They were then made to remove 32 snares. However, there were so many more that the rest will be removed by Jaco Minnaar, Senior Nkomazi Game Ranger and his team of Field Rangers, shortly. 

John, Terence, Lucas and Themba

Photographic evidence of the slaughter was taken and sent electronically to the Chief Nature Conservation Officer of NKLM, Velly Makwakwa and to Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.  The poachers admitted guilt and paid a fine.  With the quantity of animals killed, it was evident that these poachers were not only eating the meat themselves but selling it as well.

The carnage was dreadful.  The target animal was warthog.  In addition to the snares there were 2 slaughter areas and 3 sites where biltong had been hung.  Large slabs of fresh meat were found hanging in the bush. There was also an area where a fire had been lit and remains of warthog meat on skewers was found.  The pain and suffering of these animals does not bear thinking of!

     Banana tree cables used for the snares

       The dreadful cruelty

Strands of cable carefully placed also make a good snare!

 

Conservation

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

2017 AGM Report and Minutes

Read the Chief Honorary Ranger's Report for 2016 here
and the Minutes of the AGM held on 17th january 2017 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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