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DEMAND FOR IVORY POSES THREAT TO MALAWI’S HIPPOS

DEMAND FOR IVORY POSES THREAT TO MALAWI’S HIPPOS

By Hannah Lane When it comes to wildlife crime, we are all aware of the threats to elephants and rhinos,
‘IVORY FACTORY’ EXPOSED: TRAFFICKER GETS 7 YEARS IN PRISON

‘IVORY FACTORY’ EXPOSED: TRAFFICKER GETS 7 YEARS IN PRISON

Press release from the authorities: Notorious ivory trafficker, Winston Humba, was yesterday sentenced to 7 years behind bars by the
AN UPDATE ON BELLA AND SIMBA

AN UPDATE ON BELLA AND SIMBA

Our iconic lions Bella and Simba, who swapped a life of deprivation in a zoo and circus for a life
BRIGHTON KUMCHEDWA WINS TUSK AWARD FOR CONSERVATION IN AFRICA
LENGWE LOGGERS APPEAL: SENTENCES DOUBLED

LENGWE LOGGERS APPEAL: SENTENCES DOUBLED

The Lengwe logging case ended in drama on Friday when the High Court rejected an appeal to overturn the original
BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER KICKS OFF PEDAL POWER CINEMA ROADSHOW

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER KICKS OFF PEDAL POWER CINEMA ROADSHOW

Following on from our TV launch of the film Elephant I Miss You, we’ve taken to the road with our
30 YEARS CAMPAIGN

30 YEARS CAMPAIGN

This week marks the launch of Malawi’s ’30 years’ campaign (‘Mpaka Zaka 30’ in Chichewa).  It has been designed to
LWT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MANAGER WINS ESSAY CONTEST

LWT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MANAGER WINS ESSAY CONTEST

A huge congratulation to our Environmental Education Manager, Nebart Mitka, for being crowned Champion in the 2017 Freedom of Expression
THREE JACKALS RELEASED

THREE JACKALS RELEASED

By Alma van Dorenmalen, Msc, Rescue & Rehabilitation Manager Last month the three side-striped jackals (Canis adustus), Tic, Tac and
MISSION POSSIBLE MALAWI

MISSION POSSIBLE MALAWI

Published in the Eye Magazine, June 2017.  By Kate Moore. Alongside guns, humans and drugs, illegal wildlife trade is one
BUSHMEAT: THE UNSUNG VILLAIN

BUSHMEAT: THE UNSUNG VILLAIN

Published in the Eye Magazine, June 2017.  By Tabitha Stokes, Volunteer Manager, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust Habitat loss, climate change and
DNPW DIRECTOR A FINALIST IN PRESTIGIOUS CONSERVATION AWARDS

DNPW DIRECTOR A FINALIST IN PRESTIGIOUS CONSERVATION AWARDS

We nominated Brighton Kumchedwa, Director of DNPW Malawi and an LWT trustee, for the prestigious Tusk Conservation Award and he has been chosen as
GAMBIAN ARRESTED IN MALAWI FOR IVORY SEIZED IN THAILAND

GAMBIAN ARRESTED IN MALAWI FOR IVORY SEIZED IN THAILAND

Published in the Maravi Post: http://www.maravipost.com/gambian-arrested-thailands-seized-ivory/ A Gambian man was arrested yesterday by the Malawian Police Services in connection with the seizure of 330kg
LWT HOSTS WILDLIFE QUIZ FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

LWT HOSTS WILDLIFE QUIZ FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

In celebration of World Environment Day, the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust conducted a series of wildlife quiz events with local schools
MAX THE BLUE MONKEY IS RELEASED

MAX THE BLUE MONKEY IS RELEASED

Max was rescued several years ago by the Wildlife Centre team, as a young orphan from a roadside seller.  Finally,
COMMUNITIES WIN WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT AWARDS

COMMUNITIES WIN WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT AWARDS

Three Natural Resource Committees (NRC’s) have received awards amounting to MK 1 million for their exceptional contribution to wildlife law
ELEPHANT I MISS YOU – Nat Geo article

ELEPHANT I MISS YOU – Nat Geo article

Published in the National Geographic. Written by Kate Moore, Programmes Director of the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust Scroll down for the video. “Long ago,
MINISTER COMMEMORATES ENVIRONMENT & BIODIVERSITY DAYS

MINISTER COMMEMORATES ENVIRONMENT & BIODIVERSITY DAYS

We were thrilled that the Malawi government chose the Wildlife Centre to host this year’s World Environment Day celebrations. The
30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MONKEY POACHING

30 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MONKEY POACHING

Update from Tommy Mhango POACHER GIVEN A 30 MONTHS PRISON TERM FOR KILLING TWO MONKEYS IN NYIKA NATIONAL PARK Chief
OUR AMBASSADOR, JOSS STONE!

OUR AMBASSADOR, JOSS STONE!

LWT Ambassador Joss Stone visited us when she passed through Malawi as part of her Total World Tour in November
LENGWE LOGGERS PUT BEHIND BARS

LENGWE LOGGERS PUT BEHIND BARS

35 men – including 2 Chinese, 22 Mozambican and 1 Mozambican-Portuguese National – were yesterday each sentenced to up to
PRIMATE RELEASE PROJECT

PRIMATE RELEASE PROJECT

The Research & Rehabilitation team, along with our volunteers, worked hard to prepare the release of 14 Vervet monkeys. First,
ZEBRA GETS SNARE REMOVED THANKS TO OUR WILDLIFE VET

ZEBRA GETS SNARE REMOVED THANKS TO OUR WILDLIFE VET

Our Head Veterinarian and Wildlife Emergency Rescue Unit (WERU) Manager, Dr. Amanda Lee Salb, was recently called out to Kuti
LWT HOLDS WILDLIFE ACT WORKSHOP FOR MALAWI’S MAGISTRATES

LWT HOLDS WILDLIFE ACT WORKSHOP FOR MALAWI’S MAGISTRATES

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust recently held a judiciary workshop to discuss the revised Wildlife Act and the role of magistrates in
REHAB DIARIES: APRIL 2017

REHAB DIARIES: APRIL 2017

Rehabilitating wildlife – all the same or individual cases? By Alma van Dorenmalen, Rescue & Rehabilitation Manager One of the
SO LONG, SPIRIT!

SO LONG, SPIRIT!

This Augur Buzzard, named Spirit by the rehab team, was having problems eating after he was rescued near to Mzuzu
RADIO JINGLE RELEASE IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW WILDLIFE ACT

RADIO JINGLE RELEASE IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW WILDLIFE ACT

Radio jingles on the new wildlife act are going out night and day on Zodiak Radio, Malawi’s most listened to
WILDLIFE EMERGENCY RESCUE UNIT MENDS OLD WOUNDS

WILDLIFE EMERGENCY RESCUE UNIT MENDS OLD WOUNDS

This past week, our Head Veterinarian and Wildlife Emergency Rescue Unit (WERU) Manager, Dr. Amanda Lee Salb, was called out
WILDLIFE RESCUE UPDATE: INDIGO THE BLUE MONKEY

WILDLIFE RESCUE UPDATE: INDIGO THE BLUE MONKEY

Sweet little Indigo was rescued in January from Kande Beach in Lake Malawi. She was extremely nervous and had a
2016 IMPACT REPORT PUBLISHED

2016 IMPACT REPORT PUBLISHED

The challenges facing Malawi’s wildlife are substantial. Wildlife crimes such as the bush-meat and illegal pet trades are still commonplace
MALAWI’S YOUNG VOICES HEARD DURING WORLD WILDLIFE DAY CELEBRATION

MALAWI’S YOUNG VOICES HEARD DURING WORLD WILDLIFE DAY CELEBRATION

On March 10, Malawi’s Department of National Parks & Wildlife along with the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust celebrated World Wildlife Day
THANK YOU JAKE ZARINS!

THANK YOU JAKE ZARINS!

Jake ran the Brighton Half Marathon for LWT in an impressive 1h44m and raising a whopping £977 (and he’s officially
THAILAND IVORY SEIZURE A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MALAWI

THAILAND IVORY SEIZURE A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MALAWI

330kg of elephant ivory was seized in Thailand this week that had originated from Kamuzu International Airport in Malawi. It
WORLD WILDLIFE DAY – MARCH 3

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY – MARCH 3

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, we hosted Tirevane orphanage at the Wildlife Centre. The children and volunteers were treated
AFTER THE FLOOD: HELP SUPPORT THE LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE!

AFTER THE FLOOD: HELP SUPPORT THE LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE!

By: Gen Crisford, Tourism and Conservation Manager On Friday, February 10th after heavy than normal rains throughout the week, the
ORPHAN SEASON: CAPE & SALIMA, TOWN MONKEYS

ORPHAN SEASON: CAPE & SALIMA, TOWN MONKEYS

By: Alma van Dorenmalen, Rescue & Rehabilitation Manager Orphan season is the season of the year where young primates are
COURTS MOVE FROM $40 FINES TO 3 YEARS+ IN PRISON FOR WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

COURTS MOVE FROM $40 FINES TO 3 YEARS+ IN PRISON FOR WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

Analysis of wildlife trafficking cases brought before Malawi’s courts in 2016 has shown an enormous step change in sentencing.   Between
MISSION POSSIBLE MALAWI: LONDON EVENT, 8th FEBRUARY

MISSION POSSIBLE MALAWI: LONDON EVENT, 8th FEBRUARY

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust To Host Private Reception on February 8 to Present the Mission Possible Malawi Initiative on Combatting Wildlife Crime
SETTLING INTO THEIR SECOND CHANCE

SETTLING INTO THEIR SECOND CHANCE

The 2016 vervet monkey is now coming to a close after nine long months of post-release monitoring in Kasungu National
MORE IVORY TRAFFICKING ARRESTS IN LAST 7 MONTHS THAN THE PRECEDING 7 YEARS

MORE IVORY TRAFFICKING ARRESTS IN LAST 7 MONTHS THAN THE PRECEDING 7 YEARS

Congratulations to both Malawi Police Service and the Department of National Parks & Wildlife who have together made 62 arrests