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Articles relating to wildlife, the veldt  and the management of both in Marloth Park and Lionspruit

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Using diet and plant resources to set wi…

08-04-2017 Hits:279 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

‘Using diet and plant resources to set wildlife stocking densities in Africa savannas’, J du P. Bothma, N. van Rooyen*, M. W. van Rooyen*,Wildlife Society Bulletin 32(3):840-851. 2004, of which this...

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Previous alien plants

31-03-2017 Hits:112 Alien plants Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

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Alien Plant Brochure

22-10-2016 Hits:1463 Alien plants Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Alien Plant Brochure

A Property Owner's Guide to Conserve Indigenous Flora See the new Guide to the Alien Plants of Marloth Park here

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Spotted bush snake

19-10-2016 Hits:370 Reptiles Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Spotted bush snake

A spotted bush snake captures a frog! Photos      

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Swazi Lily

19-10-2016 Hits:1579 Indigenous plants Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Swazi Lily

Adenium Swazicum These beautiful Swazi Lilies are in the bush in Lionspruit. The bush in this particular area has very many growing naturally.  This lily blooms prolifically.  The bloom range from...

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Nyala in Lionspruit

19-10-2016 Hits:2031 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Nyala in Lionspruit

Photo by Joce Gordon          

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Vulture deaths in Lionspruit

19-10-2016 Hits:1361 Birds Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Vulture deaths in Lionspruit

Following the recent incident of dead and dying vultures found in Lionspruit, it was reported by the Municipal Rangers that more vultures could have been saved if they had been notified...

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Effect of fipronil on subterranean termi…

18-03-2016 Hits:2615 Insects Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Effect of fipronil on subterranean termite colonies (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the field. Vargo EL1, Parman V. Abstract To assess possible colony-level effects of fipronil, a commonly used nonrepellent termiticide, we conducted a field...

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HONORARY RANGERS USE THE BIO-CONTROL COC…

23-02-2016 Hits:2076 Alien plants Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Even in this very dry season, the Prickly Pear (Opuntia stricta) keeps growing.  It is being partially controlled by the Moth (Cactoblastis cactorum) but this bio-control does not keep the...

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Removal of Alien Invasive Plants

21-10-2015 Hits:3715 Alien plants Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

A PROPERTY OWNER WORKS WITH THE HONORARY RANGERS AND THE NKOMAZI MUNICIPALITY TO REMOVE DANGEROUS ALIEN INVASIVE PLANT FROM HER STAND!   It is wonderful to see how property owners are now...

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Bush Encroachment Project

13-04-2015 Hits:1025 Lionspruit and the Call of Africa Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Bush Encroachment Project

HONORARY RANGERS AND NKOMAZI MUNICIPALITY JOIN HANDS TO WORK ON THE BUSH ENCROACHMENT IN LIONSPUIT. Following on the analysis undertaken last week by Jaco Minnaar, John Webber and Joce Gordon together with...

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Game Capture Press Release

10-04-2015 Hits:1557 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

OFFICE OF THE MANAGER: ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE CONSERVATION Enquiries: Velly After years of stormy relationships between the Nkomazi Local Municipality, MTPA and Marloth Park residents, the 19th March 2015 heralded a new...

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Swazi Lilies in Lionspruit

02-04-2015 Hits:6572 Indigenous plants Joce Gordon - avatar Joce Gordon

SWAZI LILY – SUMMER IMPALA LILY – ADENIUM SWAZICUM These beautiful Swazi Lilies are in the bush in Lionspruit.  The bush in this particular area has very many growing naturally.  This...

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MP Wildlife Fund - Chairman's Report 201…

01-04-2015 Hits:728 Wildlife Fund Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Marloth Wildlife Fund Chairman's Report February 2015 The Wildlife Fund was transferred to the new Trustees in October 2014, part way through the year. Since then we have worked hard to raise the...

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Species Management in Marloth Park

26-03-2015 Hits:1434 Wildlife and the Veldt Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Management of the species in Marloth Park is the responsibility of the Mpumalanga Parks and Tourism Authority   It is delegated to the Nkomazi Local Municipality   and is governed by South Africa Law, a major...

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Classification of Species

26-03-2015 Hits:1857 Wildlife and the Veldt Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Schedule of animal and plant classification from the Mpumalanga Nature Conservation Act 1998

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Know our alien invasive plants!

17-02-2015 Hits:4628 Alien plants Joce Gordon - avatar Joce Gordon

  We would like to assist property owners with their identification of Alien Invasive Plants which inhibit the growth of indigenous bush!  The fewer alien invasive plants and the more natural...

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2012-14 Game Counts and 2015 proposed …

26-10-2014 Hits:6648 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

2012-14  Game Counts and 2015 proposed  removals

Marloth Park Game Counts 2012 - 2014   PROPOSED REMOVALS  Source: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/295252393951366/548263105316959/) The [Forum] meeting on the 19th of March 2015, at Marloth Park, where the proposed 2015 game removals for Marloth Park was...

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Marloth Park - Our Wonderland

26-09-2014 Hits:4721 Wildlife and the Veldt John Webber - avatar John Webber

Marloth Park falls in a low lying granite zone characterised by dense Acacia species. The soils have more clay than any of the other granite landscapes, which is why this...

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Feeding the wildlife during drought

03-07-2014 Hits:8469 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

  Except in times of drought, feed the local wildlife only sparingly. The following article reprinted from The Marloth Park Review, November 2005, is a good guide as to who likes...

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Looking after your veldt

25-06-2014 Hits:5422 Wildlife and the Veldt Joce Gordon - avatar Joce Gordon

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...

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Veldt and game Management

22-06-2014 Hits:5570 Wildlife and the Veldt John Webber - avatar John Webber

This article first published April 11th 2013. The carrying capacity figures may be superseded by more recent surveys Marloth Park falls in a low lying granite zone characterised by dense Acacia...

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Reptile Capture

18-06-2014 Hits:960 Reptiles Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

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Grazers and Browsers

08-06-2014 Hits:5174 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

under construction!

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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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