The Swaziland National Trust Commission is the parastatal organisation responsible for the conservation of nature and the cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Swaziland.
To conserve the natural and cultural heritage of Swaziland through sustainable utilisation of these resources and promotion of environmental awareness throughout the nation.
The activities carried out by the Swaziland National Trust Commission with regard to the country's cultural heritage include the operation of the national museum, as well as national monuments, which include the King Sobuza II Memorial Park. Archaeology also falls under the Swaziland National Trust Commission; the archaeology department, in the past, has been responsible for excavations at various locations in the country.
With regard to Swaziland's biodiversity, the Swaziland National Trust Commission is not only responsible for running the country's nature reserves, it also carries out a variety of activities to promote the conservation of Swaziland's flora and fauna throughout the country. These include environmental education and community outreach programmes.
Our future lies in our past!
From a painting by Phillip Dlamini, 1998, of a purple crested lourie. 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.