The Marlothii Conservancy
The Marlothii Conservancy is registered with the Mpumalanga Parks Board as an Urban Conservancy and was the first in Mpumalanga to do so. It aims to generate interest and active participation by registered land owners, accredited residents and the business community in the conservation of indigenous and endemic fauna and flora and the protection of the environment in the area based on scientific principles of nature conservation and sustainable utilization of the area's natural resources. The Conservancy exists in partnership with the Marloth Park Honorary Rangers and the Marloth Park Property Owners Association. You can see our registration certificate by clicking here and read a brief historical note by clicking here.
SCORPIONS, WHIP SORPIONS AND SOLIFUGES
(INCLUDING OTHER LOWER INVERTEBRATES)
IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON FAMILIES
Marlothii Conservancy will host the above course concentrating on the common and more identifiablearachnidsof Marloth Park and Southern Kruger National Park.
The talk will be given by Keith Knorr
Venue Jabula Lodge, Kurper Street, Marloth Park
Date Tuesday 6 October 2015
Time Starts at 09H00
Price R80.00 per person for non Marlothii Conservancy members
R60.00 per person for Marlothii Conservancy members
This includes course material, refreshments and a finger lunch. Cash bar available.
Limited space available.
E-mail Di van Rensburgat to reserve your place before 26 September.
Banking details – use your name as ref no
Account name Marlothii Conservancy
Bank FNB Malelane Account no62080272653Branch code 270952
The course will benefit all who attend,especially those with aninterest in arachnids.
Look forward to seeing you there.
ALIEN INVASIVE VEGETATION TALK
BY DR. LLEWELLYN FOXCROFT
Marlothii Conservancy will host the above talk by Llewellyn Foxcroft from
the Kruger National Park.
Llewellyn is involved in the control and eradication of destructive alien invasive plants and their effect on the ecology and environment.
R400m is spent annually to eradicate alien plants.
Euphorbia splendens Dr Llewellyn Foxcroft
Venue MARLOTHII SHOPPING CENTRE, OLIFANT STREET, MARLOTH PARK
Date SATURDAY 4 JULY 2015
Time Starts at 19h00 (7pm)
Price R25-00 per person (children under 12 free)
A light supper is available after the talk at R95-00 for your own cost, pre-booking is essential. A cash bar will be available. Families are especially welcome.
Please bring your own chairs and dress warmly.
Please phone Derrick 0826870530 or Nolan 072 3236513 for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY, 14th APRIL 2015
AT 10H00 BOARDROOM, HENK VAN ROOYEN PARK
3. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
4. Chairman’s Report
5. Financial Statements
6. Election of Office Bearers
7. Set Frequency of Committee Meetings
The Ralf Kalwa Presentation on Veld Rehabilitation
Saturday 22nd November 2014.
The Rakf Kalwa presentation was excellent, drawing comparisons to our much larger neighbour, the Kruger NP. Emphasising how much more sensitive our little closed reserve is to even small changes. The Ben Orban Report will still form the basis for management of our micro ecosystem over the next 5, 10, 20 years, which will require an active, adaptive veld management system. The Marloth Park Forum (consisting of Honorary Rangers,Marlothii Conservancy and MPPOA) will be putting together an easier to follow forward plan for all property owners to follow with regards to fixing our veld and its carrying capacity.
Meetings take place at 09:00 on the second Tuesday of each month in the Boardroom of Hank van Rooyen Park. All those interested in conservation are welcome to attend and contribute. THE NEXT MEETING IS THE AGM ON 14TH APRIL 2015.
Amongst the current concerns are the following, many of which we do in partnership with the Honorary Rangers:
- Animal Husbandry: the degradation of the veldt and the excessive number of impala
- The Marloth Park Forum (comprising the marlothii Conservancy, the Honorary Rangersand the Property Owners Association) and the plan to achieve a 50/50 Partnership with the Municipality in managing the veldt and the infrastructure
- The threat of mineral exploration (and ultimately exploitation) in the area surrounding Marloth Park
- Education of Property Owners regarding proper care of their stands
- Contrrol of alien vegatation