|Protected Areas in Swaziland
The Swaziland National Trust Commission is the parastatal organisation responsible for the conservation of nature and the cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Its mission is to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of Swaziland through sustainable utilization of these resources and promotion of environmental awareness throughout the nation.
With regard to Swaziland's biodiversity, the Swaziland National Trust Commission is not only responsible for running the country's nature reserves, it also carries out a variety of activities to promote the conservation of Swaziland's flora and fauna throughout the country. These include environmental education and community outreach programs.
Big Game Parks
BGP is a private organization which administers Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve. Today BGP has grown to become the officially delegated Administrative and Management Authority of the Game Act, CITES and all international agreements and conventions on wildlife. Big Game Parks is directly responsible to the Head of State.
Proposed Transfrontier Parks
The Parks marked with the logo are Swaziland's areas within Transfrontier Parks or Transfrontier Conservation Areas.
A number of protocols between the relevant countries have been signed. The most important of these being the Lubombo Transfrontier Trilateral Protocol, which was signed between Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland on 22 June 2000.
Sources: Big Game Parks; Swaziland National Trust Commission; Peace Parks Foundation