ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MAKES AN IMPACT IN KASUNGU

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s Protected Area Environmental Education Project has been developed to raise awareness of environmental issues, the importance of protecting the wildlife within protected areas and the associated benefits for the local communities.  Topics include deforestation, waste management, biodiversity, wildlife crime and human-wildlife conflict.

Last week, the education team working in Kasungu National Park travelled to Chankhozi primary school and delivered a lesson on wildlife crime to the 119 students who were in attendance. The students and teachers were also shown the short film ‘Elephant, I Miss You’, an LWT production which imagines what the future would be like if elephants were allowed to go extinct.

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust also supports a tree-planting programme around Malawi. Due to the reliance on charcoal, deforestation is a big problem and one of the key challenges facing the country’s wildlife. At Chasomba school in Kasungu district, students from the wildlife club recently planted 250  trees around their school, and so far 80 per cent have survived!

Great work from the LWT team and all the students and teachers involved.

The work is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of its Cooperative Agreement Number AID-674-A-170005 (Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) in the Zambia-Malawi transboundary landscape) implemented by prime recipient IFAW and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

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