ESWATINI NATIONAL TRUST COMMISSION

Conserving Eswatini's Natural and Cultural Heritage
Eswatini National Trust Commission
 

Our logo is adapted from a painting by Phillip Dlamini, 1998, of a purple crested turaco. In traditional Swazi dress, the red feathers feature in the royal headdress, so this bird illustration is not only a symbol for wildlife conservation, but also of cultural heritage.

Purple crested turaco
Tithonia diversifolia, invasive alien, Lubombo mountains

Eswatini's Alien Plants

A project was carried out in 2003/2004 by Kate Braun, Sikhumbuzo Dlamini and Titus Dlamini, under the auspices of the Swaziland Environmental Authority, to compile existing data on alien invasive plants of Swaziland. One product of this project was the creation of an online database of Swaziland's alien/non-indigenous plants, with distribution maps and photographs or illustrations.

The Alien Plants database includes information and distribution maps on the alien plants. The information currently included is out of date, but a major update is in progress.

An intensive survey of alien plants in Swaziland was carried out by the Forestry Department in 2009, including both aerial and road surveys.

Highly invasive major problem species which were identified are:

Acacia decurrens
green wattle
green wattle
Acacia mearnsii
black wattle
black wattle
Caesalpinia decapetala
Mauritius thorn
mauritius thorn

Alien plant control activities are carried out on a continuous basis at Mlawula Nature Reserve, when resources are available, and further activities are being carried out as part of the protected area upgrading falling under the SNPAS project.

Our Contacts:
Head Quarters: (+268) 2416 1489/1179
Email: info@sntc.org.sz

King Sobhuza II Park: (+268) 2416 1489/1179
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz

National Museum: (+268) 2416 1489/1179
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz


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Malolotja Nature Reserve: (+268) 2444 3241 / (+268) 2416 1480
Email: malolotjares@sntc.org.sz

Mantenga Nature Reserve and Swati Cultural Village: 2416 1151/1178
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz

Mlawula Nature Reserve: (+268) 2383 8885 (Reception)
(+268) 2383 8453 (Senior Warden)
Email: mlawula@sntc.org.sz

Magadzavane Lodge: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz

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