Tuesday October 17, 2017

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.

Chairman’s Report – August 2014

August saw several of our committee members in Hospital and ill at home, I would like to wish Charlotte & Alf Felgate, Jan & Fenja ter Horst all a speedy return to good health. Thanks to Ingrid – Jan & Fenja’s daughter for her support.

We extend our condolences to Alois and Cecile Dialer on the passing

of Cecile’s mother.

 8th August was a wonderful evening with Gus and Margie Mills presenting their illustrated talk “Kalahari to Kruger and Back” Reflections of a Carnivore Biologist. Also thank you to Grand Kruger Lodge and the Marloth Park residents for your support. Mpumulanga Tourism and Parks, Maryna Mathee for her support and input.

 Mining Exploration around Marloth Park  we  have registered as an interested party .

Marabou Stork at the Dump Site with a Tag/ Number Please.

Rhino

Saturday 9th August dawned to a poached Rhino cow killed in KNP opposite the Marloth Park Bird Hide, her calf survived and has been placed in a care sanctuary.

15th August Edna Molewa announced that 500 Rhino would be moved from the eastern KNP to a safer area. Also announced that Lt General Vinesh Kumar was to lead the anti poaching unit in the Kruger Park. See article on our website and Notice Board at Marlothi Trading.

21st August Sanparks spokesman Isaac Phamhla announced that no Rhino would be moved until capture period March to October 2015 and then only on the following priority basis.

1)   Transfer to National Parks.  2) Transfer to Provincial Parks

2)  Transfer to Commercial Parks 4) Transfer to Private Parks.

Subject to security and management.

Saturday 31st August Statement by Minister Edna Molewa and Sanparks spokesman in conjunction with Conservationists small numbers of Rhino are being relocated, including sales to Hunting Farms and Market (Rumour 250 animals)

Weekend 30/31st August – A gathering convened in Natal between Minister Edna Molewa Sanparks, Enzemvelo and Conservationists, where it was said “Rhino are continually being transferred to safer sites and other Parks”. Spokesman for Government Jackon Emtembu said “They have 18 tons of Rhino Horn and are investigating a manner to legally flood the market with these Horns” he added to date over 700 Rhino have been poached, 500 in Kruger Park.

Rhino poached to date 638 of which 450 killed in KNP.

21st August – Man arrested in Tonga with a Rhino Horn

29th August – 4 arrested in Limpopo with illegal rifle and ammunition.

Peter Greaves has taken over “The Bird Atlas” duty as of 30th August 2014.

Having been ill most of August myself I hope I have not failed to list important occurrences, but thanks to Keith Knorr and Stuart Long we shoulder on.

 

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