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Index
Mlawula's Invertebrates
Mlawula's Fish
Mlawula's Reptiles and Amphibians
Mlawula's Birds
Mlawula's Mammals
Red Data Books
Mlawula's Research Programme
Mlawula Nature Reserve

Mlawula Nature Reserve - Fauna

white rhinos

In general, very little is known about the invertebrates of the reserve, although there may be as many as 20,000 species of insects and 10,000 species of spiders.

The variety of topography and ecotypes enables a large variety of vertebrates to exist in the reserve. The reserve is noteworthy for its high diversity of birdlife, with about 350 species having been recorded in the area, compared with the total of 496 species recorded in the whole of Swaziland. The 64 species of small and large mammals have been recorded in the reserve, includes those species which have been re-introduced.

Group Number of species
Fish
Amphibians
Reptiles:
  Terrapins
  Tortoises
  Lizards
  Snakes
Birds
Mammals
37
30

2
3
25
27
350
64

Determination of priority species for conservation is hampered by the poor level of knowledge of their status. However, a provisional list of priority species has been drawn up which includes 13 fish species, 15 reptiles, 3 amphibians, 14 birds and 27 mammals.


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