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
Blue Wildebeest, Mlawula

SNPAS Upgrade of Eswatini's Biodiversity Baseline Data

Eswatini, as a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other multilateral environmental agreements, is part of the global community with obligations to provide information for ecosystem and PAs management. Knowledge on the country's biodiversity is critical for the systematic planning and management of biodiversity and reporting on its conservation status. This requires the identification, collection, collation and analysis of critical data and information on biodiversity, including ecosystem processes and services.

Prior to the commencement of this project, some of Eswatini's biodiversity baseline data was available from databases compiled for the Eswatini National Trust Commission (ENTC) and accessible from its website (about 20,570 records). This dataset has been upgraded and expanded, incorporating data from various sources, and work will continue on this until March 2018. As at August 2017, the data obtained includes 314 463 records 8144 taxa.

Data Sources:
  • Existing data held by ENTC
  • GBIF
  • Museums and herbaria outside southern Africa
  • Private individuals
  • Virtual Museums

Datasets from the University of Eswatini and ADU-UCT virtual museum older records have not yet been obtained to be included yet.

Taxonomy: provisional checklists

If you would like any of these checklists in Excel format, please contact Kate Braun.

Our Contacts:
Head Quarters: (+268) 2416 1489/1179

King Sobhuza II Park: (+268) 2416 1489/1179

National Museum: (+268) 2416 1489/1179


Malolotja Nature Reserve: (+268) 2444 3241 / (+268) 2416 1480

Mantenga Nature Reserve and Swati Cultural Village: 2416 1151/1178

Mlawula Nature Reserve: (+268) 2383 8885 (Reception)
(+268) 2383 8453 (Senior Warden)

Magadzavane Lodge: (+268) 2343 5108/9

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