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

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Why we should monitor our lions :2019

31-05-2019 Hits:166 Lionspruit and the Call of Africa Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Monitoring the lions in Lionspruit is more than a pleasurable duty. We have two lions here. The large male is nick-named ‘Fluffy’ because as a young lion he had an...

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Snake Removal

11-04-2018 Hits:1418 Reptiles Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

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Public sightings

12-08-2017 Hits:3190 Birds Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

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Using diet and plant resources to set wi…

08-04-2017 Hits:2992 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:1746 Alien plants Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

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Alien Plant Brochure

22-10-2016 Hits:4365 Alien plants Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Alien Plant Brochure

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:1568 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:4279 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:5471 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:4176 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:4697 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:5526 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:6910 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:2452 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:3393 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:10488 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:1821 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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Classification of Species

26-03-2015 Hits:3867 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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Species Management in Marloth Park

26-03-2015 Hits:3086 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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Know our alien invasive plants!

17-02-2015 Hits:8931 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:11663 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:9247 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:17092 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:10058 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:10867 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:1406 Reptiles Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

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Game counts

09-06-2014 Hits:2083 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

Game counts

Marloth Park Fortnightly Game Counts

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Sector maps: click on any image for full size view             Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6

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Grazers and Browsers

08-06-2014 Hits:8183 Fauna Andrew Hudson - avatar Andrew Hudson

under construction!

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'Mama Cat'

08-06-2014 Hits:2649 Lionspruit and the Call of Africa Joce Gordon - avatar Joce Gordon

LIONSPRUIT LIONS The ‘Old Lady’ (Mama Cat) was euthanized during June 2014.  She was very thin due to the bad condition of her teeth.  Her approximate age was 16 – and...

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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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