Swaziland National Trust Commission
News and Events
Nature Reserves now on Google Earth street view.
The major roads within the nature reserves were photographed by Google for the Google Earth street view in May this year, and this is now live.
Malolotja Nature Reserve has been nominated to be the 8th wonder of the world - Read more
Malolotja Nature Reserve and Phophonyane Nature Reserve have been listed on Virtual Tourist, a Trip Adviser company, as a potential 8th Wonder of the World. They are up against attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hells Canyon and even Hollywood! Visitors to the site are able to vote for which natural wonder they want to take the 8th place, and can even vote numerous times (once a day).
Swaziland Birds Database available online.
The Swaziland Bird Checklist information has been updated into a database format with individual pages for each species. Special thanks to Phil Perry for providing a number of photos for this purpose. Printable checklists for Swaziland as well as for specific areas are available.
Swaziland Birds Database
Swaziland's Butterflies and Swaziland's Dragonflies and Damselflies Checklists
Provisional checklists of Swaziland's Butterflies and Swaziland's Dragonflies and Damselflies, including photos, species information and distribution maps, have been added to the website.
A total of 131 species of mammals has been recorded from Swaziland, of which 43 species are rodents, shrews and bats. For much of the last century, Swaziland's large mammal populations suffered at the hands of hunters and poachers. All species declined dramatically, many to extinction. A number of species have been reintroduced into the country's protected areas. Although abundant, most of the country's small mammals are difficult to locate or observe. However, some species of bat, such as the free-tailed bats, roosting in roofs of houses, and horseshoe bats, roosting in large numbers in caves and abandoned mines can be readily approached.