The Marloth Park Honorary Rangers is a group of volunteer 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.
Bushwalk and Talk Friday April 17th: Meet at 07:00 at the Kranz: bring your breakfast!
Game Removal May 2015 by Hon Rangers
A meeting was held in March 2015 at the municipal building in Marloth Park to discuss the 2015 game removal Program. Consensus was reached by all members present (NKLM, MTPA, Honorary Rangers, Conservancy, Marloth Wildlife Fund, Care 4 Marloth, MPPOA and a State Vet) on the need for drastic game reduction this year. Not only to prevent huge loss of game by starvation but also to give the veld in Marloth Park a chance to recover and rehabilitate.
Game removal May 2015 - Afrikaans
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Game Capture Press Release by Nkomazi Municipality
OFFICE OF THE MANAGER: ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE CONSERVATION
After years of stormy relationships between the Nkomazi Local Municipality, MTPA and Marloth Park residents, the 19th March 2015 heralded a new era of cooperation in respect of the game management of Marloth Park.
Read more: Game Capture Press Release
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 Andre Engelbrecht, the Bush Encroachment Project started on Thursday 9 April. Andre, who previously worked for the Parks Board, gave the grou...
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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 lily blooms prolifically. The bloom range from a rich darker pink to light pink as the flowers fade. It is a succulent deciduous shrub which grows to a maximum of 1m on flat, sandy plains in the bushveld. The main stem is single, short and stubby. There are several ascending branches. The leaves are narrowly oblong and are clustered at the end of branches. The fruit is paired cylindrical pods which turn greyish-brown when ripe. The Adenium swazicum is a protected plant and may not be sold without a permit.
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Talks, walks and other events planned by HR and other MP organisations
Bird walks will start at 7.00 am on the first saturday of the month. The next Bird walk is on Saturday 2nd May at 07:00 at the corner of Volstruis and Crocodile
H R General meeting for March was on 26th, 8.00am at Henk van Rooyen. See the Minutes 26th March 2015.
See All Meeting dates for 2015
H R General meeting for April was on 23rd, 8.00am at Henk van Rooyen.
Next Bush Walk and Talk: Friday April 17th, 07:00 at the Kranz. Bring and braai afterwards.
General Meetings - open to all - are held at 08:00 on the last Thursday of each month in the Boardroom at Henk van Rooyen Park.
Conservation 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 Widlife
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.
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
Animal Management and the 2014 Game Count
The 2014 ground Game Count figures for Marloth Park are available here
Marloth Park Animal Mortalities June - September 2014
June Mortalities:6 impala, 2 duiker, 1 lion, 1 baboon: total 10. (7 snares, 1 animal with snare), No road deaths
July Mortalities: 3 impala, 2 duiker, 3 bushbuck, 1 warthog, 1 wildebeest: total 10. Road Kills: Impala 2, bushbuck 1, genet 1: total 4 (2 snares)
Aug Mortalities: 1 duiker, 2 bushbuck, 2 warthog, 1 kudu, 1 wildebeest, 1 zebra: total 8. Road kills: Impala 1.
Sept: Mortalities: 1 bushbuck, 1 warthog, 1 wildebeest: total 3. Road Kills: Warthog 1, Mongoose 1: total 2. 1 snare, 1 animal with snare around its neck.