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MAKE 2018 COUNT: COME & WORK WITH WILDLIFE IN MALAWI!

MAKE 2018 COUNT: COME & WORK WITH WILDLIFE IN MALAWI!

Do you want to make a difference?  Gain experience and learn new skills?  Or take a break from work and
IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

By Steven Makumba, Project Manager Conservation Education There are a lot of pressing issues affecting our environment today, the issue
USIKU UPDATE

USIKU UPDATE

Here are a few recent shots of hyaena, Usiku. He was rescued after being rejected by his mother as a
HIGHLIGHTING THE SCALE OF WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

HIGHLIGHTING THE SCALE OF WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

By Hannah Lane The last few months have been incredibly successful in Malawi’s fight against wildlife crime, with some record
Welcome Ian Redmond OBE

Welcome Ian Redmond OBE

We’re thrilled to welcome Ian Redmond OBE an Advisor for Lilongwe Wildlife Trust.   Ian is a tropical field biologist
FIRST CONVICTIONS FOR PANGOLIN TRAFFICKING IN MALAWI

FIRST CONVICTIONS FOR PANGOLIN TRAFFICKING IN MALAWI

By Hannah Lane The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal, and Malawi is Southern Africa’s principal transit hub for
WHAT A MONTH FOR WERU!

WHAT A MONTH FOR WERU!

By Hannah Lane Our Wildlife Emergency Response Unit is always busy, being a first point of call for wildlife emergencies
A BUSY SUMMER FOR THE LWC VETERINARY CLINIC!

A BUSY SUMMER FOR THE LWC VETERINARY CLINIC!

With the help of a really great team of veterinary externs, we accomplished over 80 procedures in the Lilongwe Wildlife
RELEASED BABOONS FROM 2015 RECENTLY SPOTTED!

RELEASED BABOONS FROM 2015 RECENTLY SPOTTED!

By Amanda Harwood, Research and Reintroduction Manager Our partners at Carnivore Research Malawi in Kasungu National Park have been camera
SCIENTIST’S GIVE SECOND WARNING TO HUMANITY… AND IT’S NOT PRETTY.

SCIENTIST’S GIVE SECOND WARNING TO HUMANITY… AND IT’S NOT PRETTY.

By Hannah Lane Twenty-five years ago over 1,700 scientists gave their first big warning to humankind. They warned about biodiversity
PANGOLIN RESCUED, TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED

PANGOLIN RESCUED, TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED

By Hannah Lane November 8th marked a first for Malawi’s Department of Parks and Wildlife, as they arrested two men
WHY HANDS-OFF VOLUNTEER PROJECTS ARE REALLY THE ONLY OPTION

WHY HANDS-OFF VOLUNTEER PROJECTS ARE REALLY THE ONLY OPTION

By Hannah Lane Type ‘wildlife volunteer’ into google and close to 50 million results come up. An overwhelming number. You
THINK YOU REALLY LOVE ANIMALS? READ THIS.

THINK YOU REALLY LOVE ANIMALS? READ THIS.

By Hannah Lane Over the last few years, ‘selfie culture’ has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. And yes, whilst a
13 YEARS FOR KILLING AN ELEPHANT

13 YEARS FOR KILLING AN ELEPHANT

By Hannah Lane Two men have been sentenced to 13 years each in jail for killing an elephant in Nkhotakota
A SAD FAREWELL TO BELLA & SIMBA

A SAD FAREWELL TO BELLA & SIMBA

Two days ago, we said goodbye to our iconic lions Bella and Simba. Their health had been in decline for
RECORD 18 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR RHINO POACHER/TRAFFICKER

RECORD 18 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR RHINO POACHER/TRAFFICKER

A joint press release from African Parks and Lilongwe WIldlife Trust. An unprecedented total of an effective 36 years of
BEAUTY RETURNS TO THE WILD

BEAUTY RETURNS TO THE WILD

By Alma van Dorenmalen MSc Rescue & Rehabilitation Manager, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre I remember very well when Beauty arrived, I
GRADUATION SUCCESS FOR PERIVOLI SCHOOL TRUST

GRADUATION SUCCESS FOR PERIVOLI SCHOOL TRUST

By Anya Russom “Before, we didn’t know what to do with the children, and now we can see the difference in
WERU DE-SNARES TWO ELEPHANTS & A ZEBRA

WERU DE-SNARES TWO ELEPHANTS & A ZEBRA

The Wildlife Emergency Response Unit was recently called out to Liwonde National Park to remove snares from two elephants – both
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,
THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR FUEL BRIQUETTE PROJECT

THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR FUEL BRIQUETTE PROJECT

By Riki Ueda, volunteer at LWC “Little things can make a big difference.” Sure, but how can a fuel briquette
‘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
BRIGHTON MAKES THE FRONT PAGE

BRIGHTON MAKES THE FRONT PAGE

The Tusk Award has been big news here in Malawi.  In addition to TV and radio interviews, Brighton made it
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
FROM A $40 FINE TO 4 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR IVORY TRAFFICKING

FROM A $40 FINE TO 4 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR IVORY TRAFFICKING

By Hannah Lane Within just a few years, the average sentence for ivory trafficking has increased from just a $40
BRIGHTON KUMCHEDWA WINS TUSK AWARD FOR CONSERVATION IN AFRICA

BRIGHTON KUMCHEDWA WINS TUSK AWARD FOR CONSERVATION IN AFRICA

We nominated Brighton Kumchedwa for the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, and we were over the moon when he
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
STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN 2014-2016

STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN 2014-2016

In February 2014, Malawi was one of 42 countries to sign the London Declaration and pledge to fight illegal wildlife
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,