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
Bushbuck, Mlawula

Mammals - Mlawula Nature Reserve

There are about 90 species of mammals recorded from Mlawula Nature Reserve.

Mlawula Mammals Checklist

Priority Species

(Information from "Threatened Vertebrates of Swaziland", by A Monadjem, R C Boycott, V Parker and J Culverwell, 2003.)

Regionally Extinct

Felidae (Cats)

Acinonyx jubatus  
(Cheetah)
Southern African Red Data Status: Out of Danger
International Red Data Status: Vulnerable

Canidae (Foxes, wild dog and jackals)

Lycaon pictus  
(African wild dog)
Southern African Red Data Status: Endangered
International Red Data Status: Endangered

Endangered

Manidae (Pangolin)

Manis temminckii  
(Pangolin)
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Near Threatened

Cercopithecidae (Monkeys and baboons)

Cercopithecus mitis  
(Samango monkey)
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Vulnerable

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)

Ourebia ourebi  
(Oribi)
(SiSwati: Liwula)
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Hyaenidae (Aardwolf and hyaenas)

Crocuta crocuta  
(Spotted hyaena)
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Mustelidae (Otters, polecats, weasels, honey badger)

Mellivora capensis  
(Honey badger)
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)

Dasymys incomtus  
(Water rat)
Southern African Red Data Status: Indeterminate
International Red Data Status: Data Deficient

Near Threatened

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)

Cephalophus natalensis  
(Red duiker)
(SiSwati: Umsumphe)
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Oreotragus oreotragus  
(Klipspringer)
(SiSwati: Logoga)
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Redunca arundinum  
(Common reedbuck)
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Redunca fulvorufula  
(Mountain reedbuck)
(SiSwati: Lincala)
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Kobus ellipsiprymnus  
(Common waterbuck)
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Hyaenidae (Aardwolf and hyaenas)

Proteles cristatus  
(Aardwolf)
(SiSwati: Singce)
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Felidae (Cats)

Panthera pardus  
(Leopard)
(SiSwati: Ingwe)
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Felis serval  
(Serval)
(SiSwati: Indloti)
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Mustelidae (Otters, polecats, weasels, honey badger)

Poecilogale albinucha  
(Striped weasel)
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Viverridae (Mongooses, civets, genets and suricate)

Civettictis civetta  
(African civet)
Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Vespertilionidae (Vesper bats)

Miniopterus schreibersii  
(Schreibers' long fingered bat)
Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
International Red Data Status: Near Threatened

Data Deficient

Felidae (Cats)

Felis lybica  
(African wild cat)
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Viverridae (Mongooses, civets, genets and suricate)

Rhynchogale melleri  
(Meller's mongoose)
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Klipspringer

Klipspringer

Red Duiker

Red Duiker

Mauritian Tomb Bat

Mauritian Tomb Bat

Plains Zebra

Plains Zebra

Epauletted Fruit Bat

Epauletted Fruit Bat

Chacma Baboon

Chacma Baboon

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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