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

This Week's Feature: Eswatini's Mammals

A total of 131 species of mammals has been recorded from Eswatini, of which 43 species are rodents, shrews and bats. For much of the last century, Eswatini'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.

More about Eswatini's Mammals

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: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz

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

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

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

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