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MCS NEWSLETTER 099

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 099
FEBRUARY 2017
1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Society held a well-attended AGM in late November.  Some early rains had transformed the area, and the day was sunny, without being too hot.  We had an ideal setting for the AGM of the Matobo Conservation Society, with a few zebra, reedbuck and kites trying to […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 098

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 098

1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

It’s that time of the year – again. Please support your Society and your hard working Committee by attending the AGM at Nswatugi Site Museum on 27th November, 2016. As we do every year, we appeal for new members of the Committee – not as any form of […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 097

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 097

1 – EDITORIAL

I have recently had the pleasure of spending some lengthy periods in the Matopos, and on my trusty stead, have travelled across a sizable portion of the hills.  As always, there has been something new to learn.  The aloes this winter were again spectacular, if a little late, and some […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 096

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 096 – MAY 2016

 1 – EDITORIAL

The 2015/6 rainy season has now come to an end.  It has been an unusual season, not just because of the severity of the drought, but because the rain when it did fall was substantial and out of season.  For example March was about double average, after […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 095

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 095 – JANUARY 2016

1 – OBITUARY – Roy Stephens  (12 April 1935 – 27 November 2015)

Former Chairman and a founder member, Roy was always a proud supporter of the Matobo Conservation Society.  He passed away unexpectedly on 27th November, 2015, at his home in Bulawayo.

Roy was born in Bulawayo in 1935 and […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 094

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 094  – NOVEMBER 2015

1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

We have included details of our AGM to be held later this month elsewhere in this newsletter.

Yes it is that time of the year again. A chance to look back at the Society and its activities, and to look for new members to take on board […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Newsletters|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 093

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 093 – AUGUST 2015

1 – MATOPOS RANKED IN TOP 50 PARKS IN AFRICA

SafariBookings.com conducted an in-depth analysis of 3,008 reviews to put to rest the question of which park was best for African safaris. With an overall rating of 4.89 out of 5, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania came out as the […]

By |October 13th, 2015|Newsletters|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 092

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 092 – MAY 2015

1 – COMMENT

I undertook to run the Matopos 33 miler – many said I was crazy to do so, and I think they were probably right. But I persevered, and in much pain completed the Ultra-marathon. Wearing a specially designed shirt to reflect the MCS, I joined the real […]

By |October 13th, 2015|Newsletters|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 091

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 091 – APRIL 2015

1 – COMMENT

It’s a hot March evening, unusually warm as I sit at my desk and pen our 91st Newsletter. It’s a cloudless sky, a gentle breeze that’s trying to cool the evening air, whilst above, Jupiter, Orion and the other stars blaze down. A little rain fell in […]

By |October 13th, 2015|Newsletters|0 Comments

MCS NEWSLETTER 090

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 090 – JANUARY 2015

1 – NEW COMMITTEE

Following our well attended AGM, your new Committee has met and the following positions

Chairman                     Gavin Stephens                                    Secretary          Gaynor Lightfoot

Vice-Chairman             Jean Whiley                                         Treasurer         Darryl Friend

Members          […]

By |October 13th, 2015|Newsletters|0 Comments