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(2017 updates)

February 2016
The Swaziland Bird Database has been updated, it now includes 1399 photos, representing 338 out of 506 species.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Birds


November 2014
Alien plant control in Mlawula Nature Reserve:

Mlawula alien plant control
Related pages:
Park Management


February 2014
Wetlands pages updated.
Related pages:
Wetlands
Wetlands Introduction


August 2013
Biodiversity species distribution maps upgraded.
Related pages:
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist
Swaziland's Amphibians Database
Swaziland's Birds
Swaziland's Reptiles Database
Swaziland's Odonata Checklist
Swaziland Flora Database


August 2013
An updated version of the Swaziland Butterflies Checklist is now available
Related pages:
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist


July 2013
Swaziland's dragonflies and damselflies: a checklist of the Odonata of Swaziland is now available in pdf format.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Odonata Checklist


May 2013
More photos added: Magadzavane Lodge, Mantenga facilities and traditional dancing, Swaziland's birds and butterflies.
Related pages:
Photos
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist
Swaziland's Birds


April 2013
Swaziland spiders page updated, new photos added.

Swaziland's Spiders


January 2013
Printable bird checklists now available via the Swaziland Birds database.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Birds


November 2012
Problem with Google Custom Search feature repaired.


November 2012
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.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Birds


November 2012
Almost 400 photos added to the Swaziland Flora Database, bringing the total of species illustrated to almost 1300.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


July 2012
Museum records of butterflies from Swaziland added to distribution maps for Swaziland's Butterflies.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Invertebrates
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist


June 2012
A provisional illustrated checklist of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Swaziland has been prepared. We would like to than Christopher K Willis for the use of photos to illustrate this checklist, and Michael J. Samways for permission to use extracts from his book on Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Odonata Checklist


May 2012
The Swaziland Butterflies Checklist has been updated, and we would like to thank all those who have given permission for use of their photos to illustrate this checklist.
Related pages:
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist


February 2012
Photos pages updated.
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Photos


January 2012
Over 500 photos added to the Swaziland Flora Database, bringing the total of species illustrated to over 1200.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


January 2012
Website revision completed - if you notice any errors, please let us know.


May 2011
Swaziland's Reptiles Database and Swaziland's Amphibians Database are now live. If you would like to contribute records, updated information and/or photos, please contact us.
Related pages:
Biodiversity
Swaziland's Amphibians
Swaziland's Reptiles


April 2011
Malolotja hiking trails map and distances/times chart added.
Related pages:
Hiking


April 2011
More butterfly photos added to illustrate the Swaziland Butterfly Checklist.
Related pages:
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist


February 2011
Flora Database - about 500 new photos added to the database.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


January 2011
100 new photos added to the Swaziland Flora Database.
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Swaziland Flora Database


January 2011
About new 50 photos added to the Flora Database.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


January 2011
Assorted fauna photos added.
Related pages:
Photos


January 2011
Butterfly photos added to the checklist of Swaziland's butterflies.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Fauna Checklists


June 2010
Addition of photos by Peter Webb to illustrate the Swaziland Butterfly Checklist.
Related pages:
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist
Malolotja Butterfly Checklist
Mlawula Butterfly Checklist


May 2010
New photos added to illustrate the Swaziland Butterfly Checklist
Related pages:
Swaziland's Fauna Checklists
Malolotja Butterfly Checklist
Mlawula Butterfly Checklist


March 2010
Site map updated, cultural pages updated, reserve fish checklists linked to illustrations of fish species, Mantenga top ten bird species page added, miscellaneous fixes.
Related pages:
Site Map
Cultural Resources
Malolotja Fish Checklist
Mlawula Fish Checklist
Birdwatching


February 2010
More photos added to the Flora Database, Swaziland Butterfly Checklist pages created, Mantenga Invertebrates and Butterflies pages created, Malolotja and Mlawula Butterfly Checklist pages updated.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database
Swaziland's Fauna Checklists
Malolotja Butterfly Checklist
Mantenga Fauna
Mlawula Butterfly Checklist


February 2010
Photos added: fauna and other photos taken at Mantenga Nature Reserve by Twana Buthelezi.
Related pages:
Photos


November 2009
Malolotja Butterfly Checklist updated, pages restructured to show photos.
Related pages:
Malolotja Butterfly Checklist


October 2009
Addition of 100 photos to the Flora Database, which now contains 2660 photographs, 109 illustrations and 158 scans of specimens, representing 1022 out of a total of 3545 taxa.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


August 2009
Mantenga Cultural Village and Nature Reserve tariffs updated.
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Tariffs


July 2009
Addition of over 100 photos to the Flora Database, which now contains 2559 photographs, 109 illustrations and 158 scans of specimens.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


May 2009
Photos added, including butterflies, moths and other insects, as well as Magadzavane Camp, at Mlawula Nature Reserve. IN addition, a new slideshow of butterflies has been set up.
Related pages:
Photos


April 2009
Tariffs pages updated.
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Tariffs


March 2009
Swaziland Border Gate opening times updated.
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Border Gates


March 2009
Flora database pages: Addition of photos requiring identifications - Fabaceae: Crotalaria spp., Eriosema spp.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


February 2009
Flora database pages: Addition of photos requiring identifications - Asparagus spp., Kniphofia spp., Hypoxis spp., Senecio spp.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


February 2009
Flora database pages: Addition of photos requiring identifications - Aloe spp., Acalypha spp., Acanthaceae, Orchidaceae.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


November 2008
Addition of 320 photos to the flora database, bringing the total of species illustrated to 1003 species.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


September 2008
Photos section of the website updated, addition of assorted photos including invertebrates.
Related pages:
Photos


September 2008
Three interactive maps added for Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Malolotja Interactive Maps

Malolotja Visitor Roads and Facilities

Ngwenya Mine and Lion Cavern

Malolotja Picnic Site Trail
Related pages:
Malolotja Nature Reserve


July 2008
Swaziland Fishes Checklist updated:

Nomenclature as per FishBase as at 05 July 2008. Images from South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. Updated 05 July 2008 to include images and links.


July 2008
Scientific and common names for butterflies updated, information provided by Mark Williams.
Related pages:
Malolotja Butterfly Checklist
Mlawula Butterfly Checklist


March 2008
Malolotja Environmental Education and Community Outreach pages updated.
Related pages:
Environmental Education
Community Outreach


February 2008
Update of contact information, visitor information, facilities and activities, tariffs, new reservations email addresses. More photos added.
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Contact Info
Bookings
Activities
Facilities
Tariffs
Photos


February 2008
Lubombo Conservancy
The Lubombo Conservancy comprises of five established reserves that include Mlawula Nature Reserve, Shewula Nature Reserve, Mbuluzi Game reserve, Hlane National Park and Inyoni Yami Swaziland Irrigation Scheme (IYSIS), and is an integral part of the greater Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area (LTFCA), which was formulated through a collective trilateral agreement between the governments of Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa. The five conservation areas are hosts to the most extensive and historical conservation area within the Kingdom of Swaziland, with approximately 60 000 hectares of continuous block of land that can be utilised to enhance conservation efforts in the country.
Related pages:
Lubombo Conservancy
Lubombo-Goba
Transfrontier Conservation Areas


January 2008
Research Projects: Information on All Out's projects in Malolotja and Mlawula Nature Reserves
Related pages:
Research Projects
Malolotja Research
Mlawula Research
All-Out


January 2008
Updating of names in the flora database, as well as addition of more photos.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


January 2008
Over 400 new photos added to the Flora database, bringing the total number of species represented to 940 species.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


December 2007
Completion of addition of illustrations of ferns, and another batch of photos added to the flora database. This database now includes photos or illustrations of about 20% of the flora (733 out of a total of 3581 species).
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


November 2007
Swaziland Flora Database: addition of more photos, bringing the total to 1576 photos, and a total of 695 species represented.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


November 2007
Minor reorganisation of categories in the photos section of the website, and the addition of a few more photos.
Related pages:
Photos


October 2007
Maphelephele Cottage at Mlawula Nature Reserve has been upgraded to sleep eight, with two upper (baboon-proofed) sleeping porches with a double bed on each, in addition to the two rooms inside, with two twin beds in each. The cottage includes full bath, sitting room with fireplace, braai area, gas hot water, oven/stove and refrigerator. No electricity. Kitchen utensils, bedding and towels supplied.
Related pages:
Facilities
Mlawula Nature Reserve


October 2007
Swaziland Digital Archives:
Additional photos included, captions updated, website updated to a dynamic format, search feature added.
Swaziland Digital Archives
Related pages:
Swazi History


October 2007
New photo slideshow added: Umhlanga (Reed Dance)
View slideshow
Related pages:
Photos
Swazi Culture
The Umhlanga


January 2007
Further development of the Flora Database: addition of browse photos by family feature, addition of about 100 new photos.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


January 2007
Addition of over 300 new photos to the flora database.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


August 2006
Search by photographer feature added to Swaziland Flora Database pages
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


August 2006
About 140 photos of flowers have been added to the flora database. More will be added soon.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


June 2006
"The Lubombo Route" page added under the Tourism section of the website. This contains the Press Release of the launch of this route at Indaba 2006.
Related pages:
The Lubombo Route


May 2006
Transfrontier Conservation Areas programme: new brochure "The Lubombo Route" now available for downloading.
Related pages:
Transfrontier Conservation Areas


April 2006
Addition of about 150 photos to the flora database, including many tree species.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database


April 2006
Photos page updated to include new Slideshows component.
Related pages:
Photos


March 2006
Swaziland Bird Atlas - based on digital information provided by the Avian Demography Unit, , Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, distribution maps have been incorporated into this website.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Birds


March 2006
Swaziland Tree Atlas - this project was undertaken by Linda and Paul Loffler, and has now been published by SABONET. Distribution information at the eighth degree grid square level has been incorporated into the Swaziland Plants Database.
Related pages:
Swaziland Flora Database
Swaziland's Tree Atlas


March 2006
Swaziland's Alien Plants Database - detailed species descriptions, distribution maps, illustrations and photos.
Related pages:
Swaziland's Alien Plants Database


March 2006
Swaziland Flora Database - now available online
Related pages:
Objectives
Swaziland Flora Database


March 2006
Complete revision of website, addition of dynamic content.
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SNTC Headquarters: Parliament Road. P O Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland. Tel: (+268) 2416 1516, 2416 1489, 2416 1179. Fax: (+268) 2416 1875, 2416 1480. Email: info@sntc.org.sz
National Museum:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1875
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1489
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz
Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz