2018
AN IMPRESSIVE FEW MONTHS FOR THE EDUCATION TEAM

AN IMPRESSIVE FEW MONTHS FOR THE EDUCATION TEAM

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s education team have been very busy over the past few months! Not only have they been delivering
TWO BABOONS RESCUED IN SENGA BAY

TWO BABOONS RESCUED IN SENGA BAY

Last week, DNPW Malawi and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust went on a mission, planning to rescue one baboon… and came back
BORN FREE INTERVIEWS LWT’S HEAD OF ANIMAL REHABILITATION

BORN FREE INTERVIEWS LWT’S HEAD OF ANIMAL REHABILITATION

Alma van Dorenmalen volunteered with us five years ago and is now the Animal Rehabilitation Manager at the Wildlife Centre.
LWT’S ECO-BRICK CHALLENGE GETS MASSIVE SUPPORT

LWT’S ECO-BRICK CHALLENGE GETS MASSIVE SUPPORT

By Nebart Mtika In a bid to curb plastic pollution in Lilongwe, LWT launched an eco-brick challenge in June for
6 PART TV SERIES CONFIRMED

6 PART TV SERIES CONFIRMED

We’re thrilled to announce that a 6-part TV series has been commissioned on Lilongwe Wildlife Trust with our Head Veterinarian,
25% OFF ALL SANCTUARY VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS FOR ORPHAN SEASON!

25% OFF ALL SANCTUARY VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS FOR ORPHAN SEASON!

We’re heading into this year’s orphan season at the Wildlife Centre and we need extra help during this busy time
LWT ATTENDS ADULT LITERACY AWARD CEREMONY

LWT ATTENDS ADULT LITERACY AWARD CEREMONY

by Mphatso Chiudza Last week, Lilongwe District Council’s Community Development Department, in collaboration with Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT), World Vision
MPCC AND LWT ATTEND CONSERVATION GALA

MPCC AND LWT ATTEND CONSERVATION GALA

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC) travelled to Washington this month to attend a week-long symposium
WE LOVE YOU, LIWONDE!

WE LOVE YOU, LIWONDE!

It might not be at the top of most people’s safari destination list, but that’s part of what makes Liwonde
DRAMATIC KUDU RESCUE IN SALIMA

DRAMATIC KUDU RESCUE IN SALIMA

The Wildlife Emergency Response Unit, along with the Clinical Projects in One Health team and Kuti Wildlife Reserve staff, recently
MY TIME AS A VOLUNTEER AT LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE

MY TIME AS A VOLUNTEER AT LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE

I first visited the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre (LWC) to volunteer in November 2017 and loved it so much that I
WDDU FILM TO BE SHOWN IN MALAWI’S AIRPORTS

WDDU FILM TO BE SHOWN IN MALAWI’S AIRPORTS

  To help spread the word about Malawi’s first Wildlife Detection Dog Unit (WDDU), an infomercial has been created to
SNIFFING OUT IVORY: WDDU NOW IN ACTION

SNIFFING OUT IVORY: WDDU NOW IN ACTION

  The scent of tobacco and specks of sand hang heavily in the warm warehouse air as a piece of
PROVIDING INCOME-GENERATING TRAINING FOR WOMEN’S GROUPS

PROVIDING INCOME-GENERATING TRAINING FOR WOMEN’S GROUPS

  Teaming up with Women Together, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust staff recently carried out a four-day learning exchange and training workshop
A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR VULTURE RESEARCH

A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR VULTURE RESEARCH

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is currently conducting a pilot Vulture Research Project thanks to funding from African Bird Club. We are
IAN REDMOND JOINS LWT FOR THE PRIMATE CONSERVATION COURSE

IAN REDMOND JOINS LWT FOR THE PRIMATE CONSERVATION COURSE

This month, our 10-day Primate Conservation Course with Ian Redmond OBE visited the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve
VETS SAVE ZEBRAS FROM POACHER SNARES

VETS SAVE ZEBRAS FROM POACHER SNARES

Last week, tourists alerted us to two zebras that had become entangled in poacher snares. Our Clinical Projects in One
LEARN TO REHABILITATE WILDLIFE WITH US

LEARN TO REHABILITATE WILDLIFE WITH US

Our passionate Wildlife Centre team recently carried out the second Wildlife Rehabilitation Course of the season, teaching students who joined
SMART COOKIE FUNDRAISES FOR WILDLIFE TRUST

SMART COOKIE FUNDRAISES FOR WILDLIFE TRUST

Malawi’s wildlife may seem a world away for some, but that didn’t stop Amaylia and her friends from Dixie Grammar
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR WILDLIFE HEALTH PROGRAMME

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR WILDLIFE HEALTH PROGRAMME

Our Clinical Projects in One Health play an important role in collecting data to inform conservation strategies locally, regionally, and
BEEKEEPING PROJECT CAUSES A BUZZ

BEEKEEPING PROJECT CAUSES A BUZZ

  We’re excited to announce that our first ever beehive harvest has resulted in 10kg of honey! The project has
BRAVE AIRPORT WORKERS INVOLVED IN DRAMATIC PANGOLIN RESCUE

BRAVE AIRPORT WORKERS INVOLVED IN DRAMATIC PANGOLIN RESCUE

  In April, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre was alerted to a female pangolin at Kumuzu International Airport. The pangolin was transported
KIA’S FIGHT AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

KIA’S FIGHT AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been busy carrying out the re-launch of the Malawi Government’s Stop Wildlife Crime
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018

On the 5th June, we took part in World Environment Day at the Wildlife Centre. This year’s theme, Beat Plastic
LABOUR MP VISITS WILDLIFE CENTRE

LABOUR MP VISITS WILDLIFE CENTRE

  Last week we were thrilled to meet Jo Platt MP, the Labour / Co-operative Member of Parliament for Leigh in
BIODIVERSITY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

BIODIVERSITY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

  Biodiversity – or biological diversity – is the variety of life found on our planet. While that may sound
HIGHLIGHTING THE PLIGHT OF THE PANGOLIN

HIGHLIGHTING THE PLIGHT OF THE PANGOLIN

The BBC’s recent documentary, Natural World: Pangolins, has helped shine a spotlight on the plight of the pangolin – the
MEET OUR YOUNG YELLOW BABOONS

MEET OUR YOUNG YELLOW BABOONS

Dax Jade, Dax and Lyson Many of the young animals that arrive at our wildlife sanctuary have been caught up
MONKEY BUSINESS AT THE WILDLIFE CENTRE

MONKEY BUSINESS AT THE WILDLIFE CENTRE

    Chikondi Rescued in October 2016, orphan monkey Chikondi was found being sold at the roadside as a baby.
A BUSY MONTH FOR LWT’S PROTECTED AREA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME

A BUSY MONTH FOR LWT’S PROTECTED AREA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Our Protected Area Environmental Education Project (LWT PEEP North) team has been busy this month in the north of Malawi,
JOIN OUR EXCITING SAMANGO MONKEY RESEARCH PROJECT

JOIN OUR EXCITING SAMANGO MONKEY RESEARCH PROJECT

Malawi’s first ever Samango Monkey Research Project is officially up and running, with its first few weeks of surveying turning
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MAKES AN IMPACT IN KASUNGU

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
MPCC TAKES ACTION ON MALAWI’S FORESTS

MPCC TAKES ACTION ON MALAWI’S FORESTS

As part of their 2018 programme to enhance policy and legal frameworks, the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC) recently convened
FOOTBALL STARS PLEDGE TO PROTECT KASUNGU’S WILDLIFE

FOOTBALL STARS PLEDGE TO PROTECT KASUNGU’S WILDLIFE

Last month, Silver Strikers and TN Stars football teams visited Kasungu National Park to learn more about the wildlife conservation
ROYAL VISIT TO MALAWI FOCUSES ON WILDLIFE CRIME

ROYAL VISIT TO MALAWI FOCUSES ON WILDLIFE CRIME

Last month, HRH the Duke of Gloucester flew from the UK to Malawi for a four-day official visit, with half
HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER HIGHLIGHTS MALAWI’S EFFORTS TO FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME

HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER HIGHLIGHTS MALAWI’S EFFORTS TO FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME

Last week, HRH the Duke of Gloucester flew from the UK to Malawi for a 4-day official visit, with half
PEDAL POWER CINEMA VISITS LIWONDE

PEDAL POWER CINEMA VISITS LIWONDE

Last week, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s Pedal Power Cinema made an appearance at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park during the
LWT’S CONSERVATION EDUCATION PROGRAMME CONTINUES TO GROW

LWT’S CONSERVATION EDUCATION PROGRAMME CONTINUES TO GROW

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s conservation education programme continues to receive overwhelming support, with increasing numbers of schools joining the scheme. Two
PRIMATE CONSERVATION COURSE WITH IAN REDMOND OBE

PRIMATE CONSERVATION COURSE WITH IAN REDMOND OBE

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join world-leading primate conservation expert and LWT advisor Ian Redmond OBE
THE BUSY LIFE OF A WILDLIFE VET

THE BUSY LIFE OF A WILDLIFE VET

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our head vet Dr Amanda Salb. Last week she worked with African
MALAWI PARLIAMENTARY CONSERVATION CAUCUS LAUNCHES 2018 PROGRAMME

MALAWI PARLIAMENTARY CONSERVATION CAUCUS LAUNCHES 2018 PROGRAMME

Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Richard Msowoya, last Friday launched the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus’ (MPCC) programme of activities for
REGULATION OF SPECIES IS GREAT NEWS FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE

REGULATION OF SPECIES IS GREAT NEWS FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE

There’s been excellent news for Malawi’s wildlife this month, as the Regulation of Species, which defines the level of protection
A SERVAL LOVE STORY

A SERVAL LOVE STORY

Chorley, our resident serval cat, has been raised at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre since he was one month old, after a
SHOW THE LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY!

SHOW THE LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY!

Looking for a unique gift this Valentine’s Day? Why not adopt an animal in honour of your loved one –
THE WILDLIFE CENTRE BECOMES A RECYCLING HUB

THE WILDLIFE CENTRE BECOMES A RECYCLING HUB

Recycling, as it is known in the western world, has been challenging in Malawi due to a lack of programmes
MALAWI’S WILDLIFE CRIME JUSTICE PROGRAMME PRODUCES RECORD RESULTS

MALAWI’S WILDLIFE CRIME JUSTICE PROGRAMME PRODUCES RECORD RESULTS

A wildlife crime case review has highlighted the remarkable impact of Malawi’s new court initiatives, with the percentage of custodial
2017
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

There are a lot of pressing issues affecting our environment today, the issue has devastating impacts on both humans and
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

The last few months have been incredibly successful in Malawi’s fight against wildlife crime, with some record cases including: The
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

The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal, and Malawi is Southern Africa’s principal transit hub for wildlife trafficking.  So
WHAT A MONTH FOR WERU!

WHAT A MONTH FOR WERU!

Our Wildlife Emergency Response Unit is always busy, being a first point of call for wildlife emergencies across the whole
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!

Our partners at Carnivore Research Malawi in Kasungu National Park have been camera trapping for carnivores recently, but camera traps
SCIENTIST’S GIVE SECOND WARNING TO HUMANITY… AND IT’S NOT PRETTY.

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

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

PANGOLIN RESCUED, TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED

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

WHY HANDS-OFF VOLUNTEER PROJECTS ARE REALLY THE ONLY OPTION

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

THINK YOU REALLY LOVE ANIMALS? READ THIS.

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

13 YEARS FOR KILLING AN ELEPHANT

Two men have been sentenced to 13 years each in jail for killing an elephant in Nkhotakota Game Reserve. Faliki
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

I remember very well when Beauty arrived, I was studying and working on my dissertation at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. It
GRADUATION SUCCESS FOR PERIVOLI SCHOOL TRUST

GRADUATION SUCCESS FOR PERIVOLI SCHOOL TRUST

“Before, we didn’t know what to do with the children, and now we can see the difference in their learning.”
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

When it comes to wildlife crime, we are all aware of the threats to elephants and rhinos, with the demand
THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR FUEL BRIQUETTE PROJECT

THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR FUEL BRIQUETTE PROJECT

“Little things can make a big difference.” Sure, but how can a fuel briquette help save the Malawian forest and
‘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

Within just a few years, the average sentence for ivory trafficking has increased from just a $40 fine to around
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

Last month the three side-striped jackals (Canis adustus), Tic, Tac and Toe were transferred to their release enclosure. They came
MISSION POSSIBLE MALAWI

MISSION POSSIBLE MALAWI

Alongside guns, humans and drugs, illegal wildlife trade is one of the largest and most lucrative transnational crimes in the
BUSHMEAT: THE UNSUNG VILLAIN

BUSHMEAT: THE UNSUNG VILLAIN

Habitat loss, climate change and pollution each play their deadly hand but the illegal trade in wildlife is the unsung
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

Scroll down for the video. “Long ago, great giants lived here. They were magnificent creatures.  But…we killed them all.”  These
BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH

BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH

The biodiversity monitoring programme operates from our new research camp in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, and is run in partnership with Conservation
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
NEW LAW TO HELP COMBAT WILDLIFE CRIMES  – JUDGE TWEA

NEW LAW TO HELP COMBAT WILDLIFE CRIMES – JUDGE TWEA

Published online at Nyasa Times on 22 April 2017 Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency on the
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? One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you work
APRIL NEWS: 24 RESCUES, 13 CONVICTIONS AND 1 HALF MARATHON RUNNER…

APRIL NEWS: 24 RESCUES, 13 CONVICTIONS AND 1 HALF MARATHON RUNNER…

  We’re Back!  To our fans, supporters, volunteers, evangelists, friends and donors – here’s our first newsletter of 2017, it’s
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
THE ELEPHANT WARS: MALAWI LEADS THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL WILDLIFE CRIME

THE ELEPHANT WARS: MALAWI LEADS THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL WILDLIFE CRIME

Published on Huffington Post UK 17/03/2017.  Elephants have the biggest brain of any mammal, this makes them highly intelligent and very
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!

On Friday, February 10th after heavy than normal rains throughout the week, the Lingadzi river overflowed into the Wildlife Centre
ORPHAN SEASON: CAPE & SALIMA, TOWN MONKEYS

ORPHAN SEASON: CAPE & SALIMA, TOWN MONKEYS

Orphan season is the season of the year where young primates are born and rescued throughout the country. What often
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
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WILDLIFE CENTRE
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
MALAWI NAMED LEADING TRANSIT HUB TO ASIA

MALAWI NAMED LEADING TRANSIT HUB TO ASIA

Malawi is one of the leading transit hubs in Africa for outwards shipping to Asia, a report by the wildlife trade
2016
CLEMENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS PASA AWARD

CLEMENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS PASA AWARD

Huge congratulations to Clement Manjaalera, LWT’s Head of Education & Community Conservation, for winning PASA’s Siddle-Marsden Award for 2016!  Greg
SPECIAL REPORT: CULTURE, FOLKLORE & WILDLIFE IN MALAWI

SPECIAL REPORT: CULTURE, FOLKLORE & WILDLIFE IN MALAWI

As part of our work to tailor our messaging for our conservation education and advocacy campaigns, Eddie Royle has produced a report
CAN THE JAPANESE SAY NO TO IVORY PRODUCTS?

CAN THE JAPANESE SAY NO TO IVORY PRODUCTS?

First published on African Conservation Foundation Sawako Nevin and the Chinese Ambassador at an awareness raising event on wildlife crime
REHAB DIARY: FROM HOUSE CAT TO WILD CAT

REHAB DIARY: FROM HOUSE CAT TO WILD CAT

Hamu came to the Centre in 2014. He was orphaned and was being sold along the road. Luckily, vigilant people
LET THEM KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME

LET THEM KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME

Christmas came early for Hands of Hope Orphanage this year with a very special visit to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. The
NYIMBO ZA CHRISTMAS – SOME CHRISTMAS SPIRIT FROM MALAWI FOR OUR FRIENDS

NYIMBO ZA CHRISTMAS – SOME CHRISTMAS SPIRIT FROM MALAWI FOR OUR FRIENDS

In place of Christmas cards, we are sharing some Malawi Christmas spirit with you – in the form of music!
THE SAFARI THAT CHANGED LAWS

THE SAFARI THAT CHANGED LAWS

Published in the Nation: Sam Chunga, 14 December 2016   The safari that changed wildlife laws   When lawmakers in
SPONSORSHIP SECURED FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE EMERGENCY RESPONSE UNIT

SPONSORSHIP SECURED FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE EMERGENCY RESPONSE UNIT

Back in 2014 we had rescued a total 83 wild animals, released 58 of them and had 254 under our
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

On the 16th of December, 38 proud Adult Literacy students graduated at a ceremony held at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. After
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

We have received your message and will respond to you within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) but if your application is very
94 RESCUES AND COUNTING!

94 RESCUES AND COUNTING!

The Wildlife Centre has had its busiest year ever, with 94 rescues between January and November, and it sounds like
HOW LWT IS COMBATTING WILDLIFE CRIME IN MALAWI

HOW LWT IS COMBATTING WILDLIFE CRIME IN MALAWI

Malawi is known as the Warm Heart of Africa because of its friendly, peaceful people. But it is also one
MALAWI PASSES NEW ACT: UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR WILDLIFE CRIME

MALAWI PASSES NEW ACT: UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR WILDLIFE CRIME

PRESS RELEASE: LWT/GIZ Malawi’s new National Parks & Wildlife Act was passed in Parliament today, giving courts the power to put
AMANDA LEE SALB: IMPROVING THE WELFARE OF WILDLIFE ACROSS MALAWI

AMANDA LEE SALB: IMPROVING THE WELFARE OF WILDLIFE ACROSS MALAWI

Published on Huffington Post. Malawi is a small country in southern-central Africa. Stationed there, Amanda Lee Salb, DVM, is the nation’s
MALAWIAN MPS VISIT LIWONDE

MALAWIAN MPS VISIT LIWONDE

Pulling off a trip to Liwonde NP for 49 MPs was a challenge especially with the arrival of the first
LEADING TANZANIAN NGO PRAISE MALAWI’S PROGRESS ON TACKLING WILDLIFE CRIME

LEADING TANZANIAN NGO PRAISE MALAWI’S PROGRESS ON TACKLING WILDLIFE CRIME

A lovely article here from Africa Geographic: http://africageographic.com/blog/wildlife-crime-malawi-makes-history-sets-precedent/.  Please click on the link to see all the pictures. Written by Lindy
HISTORIC WILDLIFE CRIME CONVICTIONS IN MALAWI TODAY

HISTORIC WILDLIFE CRIME CONVICTIONS IN MALAWI TODAY

Two police officers, businessman jailed for wildlife crime, Malawi sets history  Wildlife crime history was set in Malawi today with
UK MPs URGE YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIANS IN MALAWI TO COMMIT TO CONSERVATION

UK MPs URGE YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIANS IN MALAWI TO COMMIT TO CONSERVATION

Published by the British Government here UK Members of Parliament have this week joined their Malawian counterparts to urge more
MALAWI HIGHLIGHTED IN EIA WILDLIFE CRIME REPORT

MALAWI HIGHLIGHTED IN EIA WILDLIFE CRIME REPORT

The Environmental Investigations Agency have published a set of status reports on 15 key countries, including Malawi, entitled ‘Time for
FUELING COMMUNITIES

FUELING COMMUNITIES

Every Thursday morning, a group of women in a community in Lilongwe’s Area 23 gather to make fuel briquettes. Their
PRIORITISE CONSERVATION, MALAWI CAMPAIGNERS URGE

PRIORITISE CONSERVATION, MALAWI CAMPAIGNERS URGE

Published by Martha Kondowe in the Maravi Post As scientists predict a mass extinction and the destruction of the natural
ADULT LITERACY STUDENTS MAKE THE GRADE

ADULT LITERACY STUDENTS MAKE THE GRADE

Last month 38 students who were taking part in our Adult Literacy programme received the fantastic news that they had
SERVAL SUCCESS?

SERVAL SUCCESS?

Back in July we shared the story of a month old serval kitten who was rescued from  a roadside seller
MALAWI HOSTS WILDLIFE CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

MALAWI HOSTS WILDLIFE CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Published by Kondwani Magombo, Malawi News Agency: http://allafrica.com/stories/201610280559.html Over 30 participants from Malawi Police Service (MPS), various organizations from Zambia and
SPECIAL LONDON EVENT: NYIKA VWAZA TRUST EVENING

SPECIAL LONDON EVENT: NYIKA VWAZA TRUST EVENING

Our partners, Nyika-Vwaza Trust, are hosting a talk and social evening at the Royal Overseas League in London on Wednesday
TRAFFICKING UPDATE, SEPTEMBER: 14 ARRESTS, 6 CONVICTIONS

TRAFFICKING UPDATE, SEPTEMBER: 14 ARRESTS, 6 CONVICTIONS

In September, 14 individuals were arrested for wildlife trafficking, which included the confiscation of 102.6 kg of ivory, 1 lion
WHEN THREE ISN’T A CROWD

WHEN THREE ISN’T A CROWD

Project: Rescue and Rehabilitation Recently, the team at the Wildlife Centre received a litter of three side-striped jackals. These pups are
CITES HIGHS & LOWS: CONGRATULATIONS SPECIES SURVIVAL NETWORK

CITES HIGHS & LOWS: CONGRATULATIONS SPECIES SURVIVAL NETWORK

The 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) ended this week in Johannesberg, South
5 1/2 YEARS FOR IVORY TRAFFICKER

5 1/2 YEARS FOR IVORY TRAFFICKER

  The courts are continuing to take a tough line on wildlife crimes in Malawi, passing down custodial sentences with no
OLD GIRLS RESCUED

OLD GIRLS RESCUED

Lolita, a female baboon, was rescued when her mother was killed 16 years ago near Blantyre. The Blantyre Zoo was
ZAMBIAN ARMY CAPTAIN IMPRISONED IN MALAWI FOR WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

ZAMBIAN ARMY CAPTAIN IMPRISONED IN MALAWI FOR WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

Three Zambians, including an army captain from the Zambian Defence Force (pictured right, centre) were each sentenced to 3.5 years
Malawi confirmed as S. Africa’s principal transit route for ivory traffickers

Malawi confirmed as S. Africa’s principal transit route for ivory traffickers

Malawi was confirmed as Southern Africa’s principal transit hub  for illegal ivory in a report presented at the CITES CoP17 
A MANE EVENT

A MANE EVENT

Our resident lions Simba and Bella are not getting any younger, so it’s important that we undertake regular health checks
NGANE SPEAKS OUT IN LONDON FOR MALAWI’S ELEPHANTS

NGANE SPEAKS OUT IN LONDON FOR MALAWI’S ELEPHANTS

Thousands took part in the Global March for Elephants & Rhinos in 140 cities this weekend to call upon their
IUCN VOTES TO END DOMESTIC IVORY TRADE

IUCN VOTES TO END DOMESTIC IVORY TRADE

Project: Advocacy & enforcement Article re-printed from the Nyasa Times With African elephant numbers down by an estimated 30% since 2007
TRAINED TEACHERS GO BACK TO SCHOOL

TRAINED TEACHERS GO BACK TO SCHOOL

42 teachers who took part in our summer training as part of our conservation education programme went back to school this
LWT ATTENDS IUCN CONFERENCE

LWT ATTENDS IUCN CONFERENCE

LWT was thrilled to win a sponsored place to attend the IUCN World Conservation Congress this year, just 3 months
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: SURPRISE SPECIES

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: SURPRISE SPECIES

Days can go by without seeing a single elephant according to our primate release team based in Kasungu National Park.
PEOPLE POWERED BY PEDALS

PEOPLE POWERED BY PEDALS

LWT hit the road in January as part of a countrywide cinema roadshow focusing on elephants and the illegal ivory trade.
BUSHBUCK RESCUE: MEET MADDIE

BUSHBUCK RESCUE: MEET MADDIE

Project: Rescue and Rehabilitation Maddie came to us last month, at only one week or so old. She was rescued
THUMBS UP FROM AFRICAN GEOGRAPHIC!

THUMBS UP FROM AFRICAN GEOGRAPHIC!

Project: Wildlife Centre – Rescue & Research LWT’s Wildlife Centre was recently selected as one of Africa’s 10 ‘responsible’ volunteer
WATCH: WILDLIFE AT WORK

WATCH: WILDLIFE AT WORK

Project: Rescue and Rehabilitation From a bird’s eye view of the LWT’S Wildlife Centre to what it’s really like to
TINKER’S TRIUMPH

TINKER’S TRIUMPH

Project: Rescue and Rehabilitation Things have been running smoothly in Kasungu National Park lately! As most of the leaves have
USIKU’S STORY: PART 1

USIKU’S STORY: PART 1

Projects: Wildlife Emergency Response Unit, Wildlife Centre and Hyaena Re-introduction – Rescue & Research Project sponsors: Olsen Animal Trust. Project partners:
CELEBRATING WORLD RANGER DAY

CELEBRATING WORLD RANGER DAY

(Project: Conservation Education) On July 30th 2016 at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Malawi celebrated World Ranger Day for the very first
LWT HELPS WITH ELEPHANT TRANSLOCATION

LWT HELPS WITH ELEPHANT TRANSLOCATION

(Project: Wildlife Emergency Response Unit – Rescue & Research) As part of efforts to better manage, protect and regenerate Malawi’s
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WILDLIFE CENTRE

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WILDLIFE CENTRE

(Project: Wildlife Centre – Rescue & Research) International `news agency Al Jazeera happened to call in to LWT’s Wildlife Centre
IN COURT: SUCCESSES & DISAPPOINTMENTS

IN COURT: SUCCESSES & DISAPPOINTMENTS

Project: Anti-trafficking initiatives, Illegal Wildlife Trade UPDATE: 31 ARRESTS AND 127.82KG SEIZED IVORY IN FIRST 3 MONTHS – 1ST AUGUST
THE AWESOME NYIKA

THE AWESOME NYIKA

(Project: PEEP – Conservation Education) Our education programme is in full swing in the North of Malawi, thanks to 3
SERVAL KITTEN RESCUE

SERVAL KITTEN RESCUE

(Project: Wildlife Centre – Rescue & Research) This serval kitten was rescued from a roadside seller in Blantyre (South Malawi)
LAWI & LULU PERFORM FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

LAWI & LULU PERFORM FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

(Project: Conservation Education/LEEP) 4,364 school children from 86 schools took part in LWT’s Wildlife Centre education programme in June, including
THANK YOU OLSEN ANIMAL TRUST!

THANK YOU OLSEN ANIMAL TRUST!

(Project: Wildlife Centre – Rescue & research) Thanks to a very generous donation from OAT, we’ve given our lion enclosure
USIKU’S STORY: PART 2
PET BABOON SURRENDERED

PET BABOON SURRENDERED

This young yellow baboon joined us last week after being surrendered by a man who had been keeping her as
GRYSBOK RELEASE: BYE BYE BRUNO!

GRYSBOK RELEASE: BYE BYE BRUNO!

Last week we said a happy goodbye to Bruno the grysbok, as we took him to his new wild home
EMERGENCY SERVAL RESCUE

EMERGENCY SERVAL RESCUE

Last night Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and Carnivore Research Malawi responded to a call reporting a wild animal in a storm drain
BABY ELEPHANT DE-SNARED

BABY ELEPHANT DE-SNARED

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Emergency Response Unit were called out by the team at Liwonde National Park to help a baby
LEARN SOMETHING WILD

LEARN SOMETHING WILD

Do you like wild animals and want to know more about them? Are you longing to visit one of Africa’s
LEARN SOMETHING WILD!

LEARN SOMETHING WILD!

Do you like wild animals and want to know more about them? Are you longing to visit one of Africa’s
SIMBA GETS A ONCE OVER

SIMBA GETS A ONCE OVER

Our trusty volunteers and vet externs recently had the opportunity to lend a helping hand to our vet during a
LWT GRANTED IUCN MEMBERSHIP

LWT GRANTED IUCN MEMBERSHIP

We’re thrilled to announce that Lilongwe Wildlife Trust has been granted membership of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of
‘SPOT ON’ IVORY BURN COVERAGE FROM THE DAILY TIMES

‘SPOT ON’ IVORY BURN COVERAGE FROM THE DAILY TIMES

The Daily Times dedicated page 3 and their editorial comment to the ivory stockpile issues yesterday, coming down firmly on
GOVT U-TURNS ON K5BN IVORY

GOVT U-TURNS ON K5BN IVORY

As government keeps changing its tune on its failure to burn 4.1 tonnes stockpile of ivory, environmental conservation groups want
UPGRADE FOR YELLOW BABOON ENCLOSURE

UPGRADE FOR YELLOW BABOON ENCLOSURE

Our sanctuary, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, rescues and rehabilitates all kinds of wildlife in Malawi that have become victim of the
NEW NYIKA-VWAZA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

NEW NYIKA-VWAZA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Our team recently took a trip up to the Northern region of Malawi, where we have a brand new office
MALAWI’S IVORY BURN DEBATE RE-IGNITED

MALAWI’S IVORY BURN DEBATE RE-IGNITED

As Kenya set light to 105 tonnes of ivory this weekend, Malawi’s civil society organisations revived local debate on the
KARMA CHAMELEON

KARMA CHAMELEON

This chameleon must have had some good karma coming his way… He was dropped into us by our partners, African
HELPING TO REDUCE HUMAN-HYAENA CONFLICT

HELPING TO REDUCE HUMAN-HYAENA CONFLICT

In an effort to reduce human-hyaena conflict, LWT’s Wildlife Emergency Response Unit (WERU) last week helped Carnivore Research Malawi to collar
PRESIDENT MUTHARIKA LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP AGAINST POACHING AND ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

PRESIDENT MUTHARIKA LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP AGAINST POACHING AND ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

Published on Mana Online on 15th April 2016 Written by Kondwani Magombo Lilongwe, April 15, 2016: President Professor Peter Mutharika
MUTHARIKA SPEAKS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME: ACTION NEEDED, DIPLOMATS TO MALAWI URGE

MUTHARIKA SPEAKS AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME: ACTION NEEDED, DIPLOMATS TO MALAWI URGE

Published online at Nyasa Times on 15th April 2016. Protection of wildlife and nature is a core function that supports economic
MALAWI PRESIDENT FRONTS STOP WILDLIFE CRIME FILM

MALAWI PRESIDENT FRONTS STOP WILDLIFE CRIME FILM

Malawi again indicated its strong resolve to combat illegal wildlife trade today, with the launch of a short film in
PRESIDENTS AND DIPLOMATS STAR IN STOP WILDLIFE CRIME FILM

PRESIDENTS AND DIPLOMATS STAR IN STOP WILDLIFE CRIME FILM

Watch this film to hear a message from Malawi’s President and the Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Honorary Consuls, speaking in their
PRIMATE RELEASE UPDATE: Into The Wild…

PRIMATE RELEASE UPDATE: Into The Wild…

The latest update from our Primate Release Manager, Amanda Harwood, on the 2016 vervet release in Kasungu National Park: This
KEZI THE SUPERMOM

KEZI THE SUPERMOM

Kezi a female yellow baboon arrived at the centre in 2012 when she was approximately 6 months old. She was
STIFFER PENALTIES FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE CRIMINALS BY JULY

STIFFER PENALTIES FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE CRIMINALS BY JULY

Published on allafrica.com Authorities have indicated that wildlife criminals can expect stiffer penalties from July onwards, thanks to progress made
EDUCATIONAL GAMES FOR SCHOOL KIDS

EDUCATIONAL GAMES FOR SCHOOL KIDS

Our education team visit schools around Lilongwe every week to teach them about wildlife and the environment with the aim
PRIMATE RELEASE UPDATE: AT THE RELEASE SITE

PRIMATE RELEASE UPDATE: AT THE RELEASE SITE

Our release troop of vervet monkeys have been in Kasungu NP for the past couple of weeks getting a taste
LAWI SUPPORTS IVORY BURNING

LAWI SUPPORTS IVORY BURNING

Originally published in The Nation (MW) newspaper on 16th march 2016. Written by Yvonnie Sundu   Award winning musician, Lawi,
DAILY TIMES SAYS NO TO SELLING IVORY

DAILY TIMES SAYS NO TO SELLING IVORY

Great to see the Editor of the Daily Times (Malawi) speak out against the selling of Malawi’s ivory in yesterday’s
UK GRANTS K310 MILLION FOR WILDLIFE CRIME INVESTIGATION

UK GRANTS K310 MILLION FOR WILDLIFE CRIME INVESTIGATION

A specialized Wildlife Crime Investigations Unit is being introduced in Malawi, thanks to funding from the British Government. Read the
MZUZU IVORY BURN: WHAT’S THE STORY?

MZUZU IVORY BURN: WHAT’S THE STORY?

LWT witnessed the destruction of 2.6 tonnes of ivory today – that’s equivalent to around 390 poached elephants.  This came
WORLD WILDLIFE DAY PANEL DISCUSSION

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY PANEL DISCUSSION

In honour of World Wildlife Day, a panel discussion was hosted by the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus. The panel of
FLOWERS OF THANKS FOR LWC EDUCATION TEAM

FLOWERS OF THANKS FOR LWC EDUCATION TEAM

This week our education team were thrilled to see just how much some of the learners appreciate their work! A letter
AMBASSADORS TO MALAWI JOIN STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

AMBASSADORS TO MALAWI JOIN STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

In commemoration of World Wildlife Day 2016, H.E. Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, and 14
HIGH COURT OKAYS GOVERNMENT TO BURN TZ IVORY

HIGH COURT OKAYS GOVERNMENT TO BURN TZ IVORY

Originally published in The Nation newspaper on 3rd March 2016. Written by George Singini. The High Court in Mzuzu has
THE FUTURE OF WILDLIFE IS IN OUR HANDS

THE FUTURE OF WILDLIFE IS IN OUR HANDS

Published in The Nation newspaper on 2nd March 2016 As the world faces an ever intensifying wildlife crisis, Malawi is
PRESIDENT MUTHARIKA BACKS MALAWI’S STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

PRESIDENT MUTHARIKA BACKS MALAWI’S STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

Published on Africa Geographic and AllAfrica.com. See local coverage in the Nation and Daily Times newspapers here and the UN reaction here. 
BUMPER WWD COVERAGE FOR STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

BUMPER WWD COVERAGE FOR STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

We’re chuffed today as we’ve managed to score double page spreads in both the national newspapers today ahead of World
UN PRAISES MALAWI’S STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

UN PRAISES MALAWI’S STOP WILDLIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

A statement from the UN in Malawi The government of Malawi and the diplomatic community have been supporting the fight
VERVET MONKEYS ON THEIR WAY TO FREEDOM

VERVET MONKEYS ON THEIR WAY TO FREEDOM

It’s been a big day for us today as a troop of 18 vervet monkeys, all rescued from the illegal wildlife
FORAGING FOR FOOD

FORAGING FOR FOOD

We have been giving our baboon best buds, Chuck and Haggis, lots of enrichment while they remain in our quarantine
TREE PLANTING SEASON IS UPON US!

TREE PLANTING SEASON IS UPON US!

LWT has an afforestation programme where we plants trees in and around Lilongwe every year, in an attempt to mitigate effects
COUNTDOWN TO VERVET RELEASE!

COUNTDOWN TO VERVET RELEASE!

Our potential release troop of vervet monkeys have now been observed since April and over the last couple of months
NEW INTAKE: TROY THE BABOON

NEW INTAKE: TROY THE BABOON

Meet Troy, our first rescue of 2016. He was being sold, most likely for meat, after being kept as a
LWC IS ACCREDITED BY THE GLOBAL FEDERATION OF ANIMAL SANCTUARIES (GFAS)

LWC IS ACCREDITED BY THE GLOBAL FEDERATION OF ANIMAL SANCTUARIES (GFAS)

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) is delighted to announce that our sanctuary in Malawi, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, has been accredited by
AFFE IN SAFE HANDS

AFFE IN SAFE HANDS

Here’s one of the Wildlife Centre’s recent intakes, Affe, which is German for monkey. Naming rights were passed on to
2015
NZERU FIT & WELL

NZERU FIT & WELL

Today our side-striped jackal, Nzeru, had her health check and was transferred from quarantine into her new natural enclosure. The
CHINA SUPPORTS MALAWI’S ‘STOP WILDLIFE CRIME’ CAMPAIGN

CHINA SUPPORTS MALAWI’S ‘STOP WILDLIFE CRIME’ CAMPAIGN

Originally published in National Geographic Voices on 23rd December 2015 By H.E. Zhang Qingyang, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi
BABOON RESCUE: MEET CHUCK!

BABOON RESCUE: MEET CHUCK!

This little baboon was rescued from a roadside seller near Cape Maclear by a kindly lodge manager who drove him
JACKAL UPDATE

JACKAL UPDATE

Our jackal cub, Nzeru, arrived here a little while ago very weak and sheepish, but we are pleased to say
DOUBLE RESCUE: VERVET AND BLUE MONKEY

DOUBLE RESCUE: VERVET AND BLUE MONKEY

These two were rescued from a seller nearby in Lilongwe. We confiscated them both, a blue monkey and a vervet
NEW ARRIVAL: SERVAL KITTEN

NEW ARRIVAL: SERVAL KITTEN

Meet our newest recruit, a little serval kitten! He was confiscated by a local man from some children in a
CHINA PLEDGES TO HELP PROTECT MALAWI’S WILDLIFE

CHINA PLEDGES TO HELP PROTECT MALAWI’S WILDLIFE

Published in The Nation newspaper on 23rd November 2015 In a move that demonstrates China’s increasing commitment to support wildlife
NEW ARRIVAL: MONKEY FROM MONKEY BAY

NEW ARRIVAL: MONKEY FROM MONKEY BAY

This poor little vervet monkey has had a very rough start to life with his mother being killed for bushmeat.
NEW ARRIVAL: BABY BABOON

NEW ARRIVAL: BABY BABOON

We’ve had a busy 24hrs with this little fella being handed to us just yesterday. He was picked up in
MALAWI DECLARES WAR ON GAME POACHER, WILDLIFE ILLEGAL DEALERS

MALAWI DECLARES WAR ON GAME POACHER, WILDLIFE ILLEGAL DEALERS

Originally published in Nyasa Times on 9th November 2015   Malawi Government says it has hired 100 people in the
NEW FRIENDS FOR FRIDAY THE VERVET

NEW FRIENDS FOR FRIDAY THE VERVET

Poor Friday arrived at to us in a very bad condition after being found being sold along the road side
SNARED WATERBUCK RECEIVES TREATMENT

SNARED WATERBUCK RECEIVES TREATMENT

Elephants and rhinos are not the only ones to suffer from snare injuries. This time our WERU team responded to
SPROG’S STORY

SPROG’S STORY

Sprog has been with us for a month now and has been improving to no end! He has been introduced
SIDE-STRIPED JACKAL

SIDE-STRIPED JACKAL

This little jackal was seen in the gardens of State House, in a pipe and looking very sheepish and weak.
USIKU IS GROWING UP QUICKLY…

USIKU IS GROWING UP QUICKLY…

…and we want to find him a home! Please share! Usiku has been with us for six whole months and
ELEPHANT DE-SNARED IN LIWONDE NP

ELEPHANT DE-SNARED IN LIWONDE NP

Work certainly doesn’t stop here at the weekends, and on Sunday our WERU vet Amanda travelled down to Liwonde NP
MALAWI INSPIRES UK’S ANIMAL CAMPAIGNERS

MALAWI INSPIRES UK’S ANIMAL CAMPAIGNERS

Originally published in The Nation Online on October 12, 2015 Written by Lucky Mkandawire   Thousands of animal welfare campaigners
POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED: ‘Protect Malawi’s Wildlife’, ‘Titeteze chilengedwe chathu’

POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED: ‘Protect Malawi’s Wildlife’, ‘Titeteze chilengedwe chathu’

In the lead up to the World Wildlife Day celebrations we issued a worldwide poster competition in which participants were
ADULT LITERACY CLASSES REINTRODUCED

ADULT LITERACY CLASSES REINTRODUCED

Last week we initiated our adult literacy classes in the nearby town of Msampha, where we had a very successful
MALAWI WILDLIFE ACTIVISTS MARCH ON

MALAWI WILDLIFE ACTIVISTS MARCH ON

LWT ambassadors and all round wildlife activists, Jamie Unwin and Hannah Pollock, joined the thousands who marched around the world
MALAWI’S STORY INSPIRES LONDON’S ELEPHANT MARCHERS

MALAWI’S STORY INSPIRES LONDON’S ELEPHANT MARCHERS

Thousands of marchers took to the streets in cities around the world this weekend asking governments to take whatever action
RESCUED FROM THE ROADSIDE

RESCUED FROM THE ROADSIDE

Meet Sprog. He was seen being sold by the side of the road a couple of weeks ago and was
MALAWI GETS TOUGH ON WILDLIFE CRIME AT HOME AND ABROAD

MALAWI GETS TOUGH ON WILDLIFE CRIME AT HOME AND ABROAD

Originally published by Environment News Service on 1st October 2015 Written by Charles Mkoka Malawian stakeholders from government and non-governmental
MPCC NATIONAL MEETING WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS ON WILDLIFE AND FOREST GOVERNANCE

MPCC NATIONAL MEETING WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS ON WILDLIFE AND FOREST GOVERNANCE

“Combating Forestry and Wildlife Crime through Strengthened Policy and Legal Processes” September 28, 2015 | Lilongwe, Malawi The Malawi Parliamentary
LWT ORGANISES WILDLIFE & FORESTRY GOVERNMENCE CONFERENCE

LWT ORGANISES WILDLIFE & FORESTRY GOVERNMENCE CONFERENCE

The Conference on Wildlife and Forestry Governance was organised by LWT and CEPA and funded by UNDP and the ICCF
NEW CONSERVATION CAUCUS BACKS DESTRUCTION OF MALAWI’S IVORY STOCKPILES

NEW CONSERVATION CAUCUS BACKS DESTRUCTION OF MALAWI’S IVORY STOCKPILES

The newly formed Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus has vowed to back Malawi’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade, including
TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN: CONTROVERSY OF MALAWI IVORY 

TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN: CONTROVERSY OF MALAWI IVORY 

PUBLISHED IN THE NATION NEWSPAPER, 24 SEPTEMBER 2015 http://mwnation.com/to-burn-or-not-to-burn-controversy-of-malawi-ivory/ President Peter Mutharika’s intention to destroy the country’s $7.5 million (K4.5
OVER 80,000 SIGNATURES FOR PETITION TO STRENGTHEN MALAWI WILDLIFE ACT

OVER 80,000 SIGNATURES FOR PETITION TO STRENGTHEN MALAWI WILDLIFE ACT

An online petition calling for harsher sentences for wildlife crimes in Malawi has racked up an amazing 81,000 signatures…and counting!
MALAWI’S STRUGGLES, TRIUMPHS AND HOPES IN THE BATTLE AGAINST IVORY TRAFFICKERS

MALAWI’S STRUGGLES, TRIUMPHS AND HOPES IN THE BATTLE AGAINST IVORY TRAFFICKERS

The thing that drew me to Malawi was its wildlife, so when I chose to volunteer a month of my
ANOTHER IVORY BURN POSTPONED

ANOTHER IVORY BURN POSTPONED

A joint press release from Department of National Parks & Wildlife and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust: 19th September 2015. The planned
TEAMWORK SAVES BABY ELE ‘THOMAS’

TEAMWORK SAVES BABY ELE ‘THOMAS’

When a baby elephant was spotted with a poacher’s snare around its leg in Thuma Forest Reserve last week it
GRYSBOK RESCUE

GRYSBOK RESCUE

We were recently handed this poor little grysbok that was saved from the bushmeat trade. A big thank you to
RELEASE ON THE HORIZON…

RELEASE ON THE HORIZON…

This years primate release assessment is well underway and we have currently been collecting data for 12 weeks. Preparations and
LUCKY LITTLE OWL

LUCKY LITTLE OWL

This tiny African scops owl was brought in recently from Mchinji by a few people very concerned about its welfare.
A NEW FUTURE? WILDLIFE AND NATUROPATHY

A NEW FUTURE? WILDLIFE AND NATUROPATHY

A blog on Wildlife & Naturopathy written by our Rehabiliation Coordinator, Alma van Dorenmalen: Introduction Due to many reasons like
BRIQUETTE PRESSER DONATED TO LOCAL SCHOOL

BRIQUETTE PRESSER DONATED TO LOCAL SCHOOL

Chiwoko School is regularly visited by our education team and taught about the sustainable alternatives to everyday practices that can
RHINO CALF SNARE INJURY TREATED

RHINO CALF SNARE INJURY TREATED

The rhino calf born in Liwonde just a few months ago was recently seen with a snare around its foot
MIXED REACTIONS ON IVORY CASE SENTENCE

MIXED REACTIONS ON IVORY CASE SENTENCE

Published in The Daily Times, Malawi on Monday August 10th 2015 Written by Charles Mkoka There are mixed reactions following
MALAWI GETS ‘SERIOUS’ ABOUT WILDLIFE CRIME

MALAWI GETS ‘SERIOUS’ ABOUT WILDLIFE CRIME

Published on Environmental News Service on Sunday 9th August 2015 Written by Charles Mkoka The harshest sentences ever handed down for
VOLUNTEERS & ELEPHANTS KEEP OUR PRIMATE RELEASE TEAM COMPANY

VOLUNTEERS & ELEPHANTS KEEP OUR PRIMATE RELEASE TEAM COMPANY

An update from our Primate Release Project Manager, Amanda, including more volunteers, elephants galore and black rock sundowners!   July has been filled
BAMBINO SCHOOL PERFORM FOR THE PRESIDENT

BAMBINO SCHOOL PERFORM FOR THE PRESIDENT

Congratulations to the children of Bambino School – Tamandani Mgoli Mwale, Jacqueline Hara, Pemphero Phiri and Malumbo Luhanga – for
LWT ASSISTS WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE MPCC

LWT ASSISTS WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE MPCC

On Monday 3rd August 2015, the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC) was officially launched by His Excellency, Prof. Arthur Peter
FURTHER TREATMENT FOR DE-SNARED ELEPHANT

FURTHER TREATMENT FOR DE-SNARED ELEPHANT

Last September our WERU vet, Amanda, removed a snare from an elephant’s right front leg in Liwonde National Park. However,
APM VOWS TO FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME

APM VOWS TO FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME

Published in The Nation newspaper on 4th August 2015 Written by Jacob Nankhonya   President Peter Mutharika has vowed to
BROTHERS FINED K5M OVER IVORY TRADE, MONEY LAUNDERING

BROTHERS FINED K5M OVER IVORY TRADE, MONEY LAUNDERING

Published in The Nation newspaper on 31st July 2016 Written by George Singini   Two brothers will pay K5 million
THE FALL AND RISE OF THE KING

THE FALL AND RISE OF THE KING

Eyebrows was rightfully named so due to his appearance of drawn on eyebrows in his early photo-ID photos. It wasn’t
AFRICAN PARKS TAKES ON LIWONDE & NKHOTAKOTA

AFRICAN PARKS TAKES ON LIWONDE & NKHOTAKOTA

The Malawian Government has officially joined forces with African Parks to run the management of both Liwonde National Park and
VERVET HEALING POWERS

VERVET HEALING POWERS

When this study first started it was the middle of dispersal season. This meant that male vervets were leaving their
MALAWI-ZAMBIA WILDLIFE TREATY SIGNED

MALAWI-ZAMBIA WILDLIFE TREATY SIGNED

Taken from Peace Parks Foundation Newsflash July 2015 Treaty establishing the Malawi-Zambia Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) signed Marking another major
MONKEY AND THE MENU

MONKEY AND THE MENU

Three months have gone by now since we started following the urban vervets around Lilongwe and a lot has changed.
VOLUNTEERS IN THE FIELD

VOLUNTEERS IN THE FIELD

An update from our Primate Release Project Manager, Amanda, including how the projects firsts volunteers have got on!   June has
WILDLIFE VET EXPERIENCE: IN FULL

WILDLIFE VET EXPERIENCE: IN FULL

Our June course wrapped up this week, and what a week it was! The 8 day intensive course was let
SAD NEWS OF BOHANNON

SAD NEWS OF BOHANNON

Sadly we have to share with you news that our beloved baboon Bohannon has passed away. Bo arrived at the
FINDING A HOME FOR HYAENA CUB

FINDING A HOME FOR HYAENA CUB

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: The dominant female of our release clan of hyenas gave us all a shock when she
SNARED URBAN HYAENA

SNARED URBAN HYAENA

Since one of the urban hyaenas was collared the team at Carnivore Research Malawi have been tracking their whereabouts around
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATIONS

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATIONS

‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume With Care.’ This was the slogan for today’s ‪World Environment Day‬ behind a theme
VERVET MONKEY RESCUE

VERVET MONKEY RESCUE

Meet Poppet, our latest vervet monkey rescue! Last week we had a call from a local resident reporting a small
2015 ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS WORRYING DECLINE

2015 ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS WORRYING DECLINE

The government of Tanzania have this week revealed that their elephant populations have declined by a staggering 60% in the
YOUNG DUIKER’S TWIST OF FATE

YOUNG DUIKER’S TWIST OF FATE

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: This young duiker, Arne, was handed over to us this week by a concerned household. Their guard
INTEGRATING ARUBY

INTEGRATING ARUBY

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: From our Integration & Rehabilitation Co-Ordinator, Alma van Dorenmalen This is four year old yellow baboon Aruby
THE LOW DOWN ON OUR BEE KEEPING PROJECT

THE LOW DOWN ON OUR BEE KEEPING PROJECT

Interview with Nebart Mtika, Environmental Education Supervisor at LWT, about our bee keeping project. How did the bee keeping project come
HYAENAS IN TRANSIT REPORT

HYAENAS IN TRANSIT REPORT

Carnivore Research Malawi have published a full report on the Hyaena Translocation Project. SUMMARY A collaborative project between Carnivore Research
HANDSOME NEW BABOON

HANDSOME NEW BABOON

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Responding to a call from a concerned citizen, yesterday our WERU vet Amanda travelled to Mchinji to
RESIDENT HYAENA COLLARED IN LIWONDE

RESIDENT HYAENA COLLARED IN LIWONDE

Last week our WERU vet Amanda helped to capture and collar one of the resident wild hyaenas in Liwonde National
MALAWI LAUNCHES ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE ASSESSMENT

MALAWI LAUNCHES ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE ASSESSMENT

Press release: Wednesday 13th May 2015   Malawi reached another milestone in its fight against wildlife crime today with the launch
RESCUED AND RECUPERATED SQUIRREL

RESCUED AND RECUPERATED SQUIRREL

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: No animal is too small for our first class care here at LWC. For the last few
MALAWI IVORY CASE SENTENCING SET FOR JUNE 16TH

MALAWI IVORY CASE SENTENCING SET FOR JUNE 16TH

Published in The Nation online on 7th May 2015 Written by George Singini   The High Court in Mzuzu has
BELLA HEALTH CHECK

BELLA HEALTH CHECK

Bella recently underwent a routine health examination just to make sure she is as well as can be. She did
IVORY IS WORTHLESS. OUR ELEPHANTS ARE IMMENSELY VALUABLE.

IVORY IS WORTHLESS. OUR ELEPHANTS ARE IMMENSELY VALUABLE.

Published in The Nation on Friday 24th April 2015 Written by Clement Manjaalera, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust   The decision to postpone
IVORY STOCKPILE STORAGE: A FINANCIAL BURDEN TO MALAWI

IVORY STOCKPILE STORAGE: A FINANCIAL BURDEN TO MALAWI

Published in Malawi News on Saturday 3rd May 2015 Written by Sophie Gomani   Government says it risks incurring more
IVORY IS WORTHLESS, ELEPHANTS ARE INVALUABLE: WHY MALAWI’S IVORY IS NOT FOR SALE

IVORY IS WORTHLESS, ELEPHANTS ARE INVALUABLE: WHY MALAWI’S IVORY IS NOT FOR SALE

Originally published on National Geographic, 30th April 2015 Written by Jonathan Vaughan   On April 2, Malawi’s planned destruction of
MEET ROMAN

MEET ROMAN

An update from our Primate Release Project Manager, Amanda, on a new addition to the troop!   The past few weeks have
DEBORAH MEADEN POPS IN FOR A CUP OF TEA…

DEBORAH MEADEN POPS IN FOR A CUP OF TEA…

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Big thanks to Deborah and her husband Paul who kindly squeezed in a visit to LWC this
POACHERS POISON ELEPHANTS FOR IVORY

POACHERS POISON ELEPHANTS FOR IVORY

Published in The Nation newspaper on 18th April 2015 Written by Lucky Mkandawire & Rebecca Chimjeka   While government uses
‘SPEED UP PRIVATISATION OF PARK’

‘SPEED UP PRIVATISATION OF PARK’

Published in The Nation newspaper on 18th April 2015 Written by Lucky Mkandawire   Communities around Liwonde National Park in
‘THE SEIZED IVORY IS WORTHLESS TO MALAWI’

‘THE SEIZED IVORY IS WORTHLESS TO MALAWI’

  Published in The Nation newspaper on 18th April 2015 ‘Hard Talk On Saturday’   Malawi made the headlines when
HYAENA RELOCATION: GOODBYE CITY!

HYAENA RELOCATION: GOODBYE CITY!

Today is the day our four hyaenas said goodbye to the city, for good! We have waited patiently for the
BELLA & SIMBA CHILLOUT TIME

BELLA & SIMBA CHILLOUT TIME

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Our Bella and Simba do love to lounge around their shady enclosure. Our volunteers are often scheduled
EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO SOUTHERN MALAWI

EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO SOUTHERN MALAWI

Last week some of our team took a trip to the southern part of Malawi to increase awareness on illicit
MUCH ADO ABOUT ILLEGAL IVORY

MUCH ADO ABOUT ILLEGAL IVORY

Published in The Nation on Friday 3rd April 2015 Written by Alick Nyasulu   So we got the wildlife debate
IVORY NOT FOR SALE – APM

IVORY NOT FOR SALE – APM

Published in The Nation on Friday 3rd April 2015 Written by Suzgo Kunga and Paida Kadzakumanja   President Peter Mutharika
MALAWI WALKS FOR WILDLIFE BUT IVORY BURN IS POSTPONED

MALAWI WALKS FOR WILDLIFE BUT IVORY BURN IS POSTPONED

PRESS RELEASE Today’s commemorations of World Wildlife Day in Malawi went ahead but without the burning of the 4 tonne
IVORY BURN POSTPONED

IVORY BURN POSTPONED

This evening we have been informed by the Government that Malawi’s commemorations of World Wildlife Day shall go ahead, however
MALAWI PLANS TORCHING FOUR TONS OF IVORY

MALAWI PLANS TORCHING FOUR TONS OF IVORY

Published in Zodiak Online on 31st March 2015 Written by Winstone Kaimira A wild life conservation organization has hailed the
MALAWI TO BURN ITS £5M IVORY STOCKPILE THIS WEEK – AND DEMONSTRATE ITS COMMITMENT TO WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

MALAWI TO BURN ITS £5M IVORY STOCKPILE THIS WEEK – AND DEMONSTRATE ITS COMMITMENT TO WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Published in The Independent (online) Sunday 29th March 2015 Written by Simon Barnes   The world’s poorest country is to
WHEN FIRES SAY NO TO ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

WHEN FIRES SAY NO TO ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

Published in The Sunday Times Malawi, 29th March 2015. Written by Charles Mkoka   Africa countries have resorted to fire
MALAWI: NATION TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL WILDLIFE DAY ON 2 APRIL

MALAWI: NATION TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL WILDLIFE DAY ON 2 APRIL

Published on allafrica.com on 28th March 2015 Written by Linda Likomwa   Lilongwe — Malawi will on 2nd April be celebrating
IAN REDMOND CONGRATULATES MALAWI ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF IVORY BURN

IAN REDMOND CONGRATULATES MALAWI ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF IVORY BURN

Renowned conservationist, Ian Redmond, OBE, today stepped forward to champion Malawi’s ‘stop wildlife crime’ campaign following the Government’s announcement of
MALAWI ANNOUNCES IVORY BURN

MALAWI ANNOUNCES IVORY BURN

PRESS RELEASE. Embargoed until Saturday 28th March 2015, 9am GMT Today the Government of Malawi announced that they will destroy
PRESS RELEASE: COMMEMORATION FOR WORLD WILDLIFE DAY, 2ND APRIL 2015

PRESS RELEASE: COMMEMORATION FOR WORLD WILDLIFE DAY, 2ND APRIL 2015

  The Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) in the Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture would like to
HYAENA RELOCATION: URBAN RESEARCH

HYAENA RELOCATION: URBAN RESEARCH

While we wait for the impending relocation of the captive clan of hyaenas, we have been working closely with Carnivore
INJURED JOJO REUNITED WITH THE TROOP!

INJURED JOJO REUNITED WITH THE TROOP!

Another update from our Primate Release Project Manager, Amanda, on injured Jojo’s reunion with the release troop including some amazing photos
ONE ELEPHANT, ONE BULLET…NO EASY ANSWERS

ONE ELEPHANT, ONE BULLET…NO EASY ANSWERS

Our WERU team were called out yesterday to help this young bull elephant in Kasungu National Park who had been
PRIVATE SECTOR TO THE RESCUE? MALAWI’S CHANGING CONSERVATION LANDSCAPE

PRIVATE SECTOR TO THE RESCUE? MALAWI’S CHANGING CONSERVATION LANDSCAPE

Published on contributoria.com. Article and photos by Morgan Trimble. A public–private partnership saves Majete Wildlife Reserve from collapse and provides a
ONE YEAR ON: MALAWI’S FIGHT AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

ONE YEAR ON: MALAWI’S FIGHT AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

The first ever World Wildlife Day was held in March 2014.  We look back on some of the highlights in
CHINA ANNOUNCES ONE-YEAR IVORY BAN

CHINA ANNOUNCES ONE-YEAR IVORY BAN

In response to a recent letter to the president, China yesterday made a ground-breaking announcement: that they have decided to
3500 SIGNATURES!

3500 SIGNATURES!

We’ve just gone over 3500 supporters, that’s over 1000 signatures collected in less than a week, thank you all! Please
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SIMBA!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SIMBA!

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: It’s a whole year since Simba arrived in Malawi after his rescue from the circus world in
MAKING SOME NOISE

MAKING SOME NOISE

Just over a week left until World Wildlife Day and we’re making as much noise as possible to highlight Malawi’s
CLOSE SHAVE FOR RELEASED BABOONS

CLOSE SHAVE FOR RELEASED BABOONS

Our Primate Release Project Manager, Amanda, has given us a little update on life in the field with our baboons,
WILDLIFE OFFENCES LAND CULPRITS CUSTODIAL SENTENCES

WILDLIFE OFFENCES LAND CULPRITS CUSTODIAL SENTENCES

Published in The Sunday Times Malawi on 15th February 2015 Written by Charles Mkoka It’s been a tough few weeks
HYAENA RELOCATION: WAITING GAME

HYAENA RELOCATION: WAITING GAME

It’s now been a month since the intended hyaena release date and we’re currently waiting for the rains to come
DEFORESTATION LINK TO RECENT FLOODS

DEFORESTATION LINK TO RECENT FLOODS

  This Africa Geographic article includes a great quote from our Outreach and Education Manager, Clement Manjaalera, about the trees that
COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT FOR DUIKER RESCUE

COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT FOR DUIKER RESCUE

We received a call this morning from a lecturer at a nearby University in Bunda asking for advice regarding a
MALAWI STANDS FIRM AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

MALAWI STANDS FIRM AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME

The poaching of Kovu – a serval rescued as an orphan kitten and later released back into the wild –
JUSTICE FOR KOVU

JUSTICE FOR KOVU

Some of you may remember Kovu, a serval that we rescued as an orphaned kitten and rehabilitated ready for release
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN

LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN

Yesterday we received another orphaned monkey in need of our care. She arrived very thin and undernourished but she’s now
LEARNING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GAME CAPTURE

LEARNING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GAME CAPTURE

WERU vets Amanda and Joseph are off to Zimbabwe next week to get a thorough lesson in game capture! The
WERU’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY!

WERU’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY!

A lion’s been eating our donkeys.  Hyenas are scavenging in the village. There’s an elephant limping around Liwonde with an
LWT SUPPORTS LETTER AGAINST FRENCH IVORY TRADE

LWT SUPPORTS LETTER AGAINST FRENCH IVORY TRADE

As a member of the Species Survival Network we showed our support this week by signing a common letter addressed
COLLARING A LIONESS

COLLARING A LIONESS

Amanda and the WERU team travelled down to a wildlife reserve recently to help replace the satellite collar of one
MALAWI STEPS UP FIGHT TO STOP WILDLIFE CRIME

MALAWI STEPS UP FIGHT TO STOP WILDLIFE CRIME

Published in The Daily Times on 14th January 2015 Written by Charles Mkoka Across Africa wildlife numbers are dwindling and
ONE WEEK TO FREEDOM

ONE WEEK TO FREEDOM

We will shortly be entering the third year of our release programme, and this year the lucky ones are a
HYAENA RELOCATION: SO CLOSE BUT SO FAR!

HYAENA RELOCATION: SO CLOSE BUT SO FAR!

Today we attempted to relocate our clan of four hyaenas but were unfortunately met with some major hiccups! The rains
SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR ORPHANAGE

SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR ORPHANAGE

Thanks to some generous donors back in the UK one of the local orphanages were treated to a very special
URBAN HYAENAS SAY GOODBYE TO CITY

URBAN HYAENAS SAY GOODBYE TO CITY

For the past six months we have been working together with Wild Dog Conservation Malawi (WDCM) and our Wildlife Emergency
LUCKY ESCAPE FOR DUIKER

LUCKY ESCAPE FOR DUIKER

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: An injured adult duiker has just arrived on our doorstep… It was reportedly being chased around the
MALAWI MAY HAVE NO ELEPHANTS BY 2025

MALAWI MAY HAVE NO ELEPHANTS BY 2025

Published in The Sunday Times on 4th January 2015 By Sophie Gomani  Unless government takes drastic measures to protect the
ORPHAN CHRISTMAS PARTY AT LWC

ORPHAN CHRISTMAS PARTY AT LWC

Responding to a Facebook appeal, some of our followers kindly donated the costs to put on a Christmas party for
2014
KIA ‘STOP WILDLIFE CRIME’ MESSAGES STEPPED UP

KIA ‘STOP WILDLIFE CRIME’ MESSAGES STEPPED UP

Published in The Sunday Times on 21st December 2014 By Charles Mkoka ”THE decline of Africa’s elephants will be inexorable
‘A TREE FOR EACH PERSON, EVERY YEAR’

‘A TREE FOR EACH PERSON, EVERY YEAR’

In honour of Forestry Week here in Malawi, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre organised a tree planting initiative in the local community.
‘STOP WILDLIFE CRIME’ CAMPAIGN SHORTLISTED FOR AWARD

‘STOP WILDLIFE CRIME’ CAMPAIGN SHORTLISTED FOR AWARD

We are absolutely thrilled to have had our Stop Wildlife Crime campaign shortlisted for the ‘Social Marketing Initiative of the
MEET OUR PRICKLY FRIEND PICKLES

MEET OUR PRICKLY FRIEND PICKLES

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Our newest arrival is this little hedgehog, Pickles. She was found next to her mother who had
NEW BIKES = HAPPY WORKERS

NEW BIKES = HAPPY WORKERS

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: A great BIG thank you to some of our ex-volunteers who, inspired by our animal caretakers and
HYAENA RELOCATION: URBAN CLAN CAPTURED

HYAENA RELOCATION: URBAN CLAN CAPTURED

For the past few months we have been working together with Carnivore Research Malawi (CRM) to relocate some urban hyaenas
ORPHAN OVERLOAD

ORPHAN OVERLOAD

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: The heat in Malawi certainly turns up a notch or two in November/December…and so does the workload
GIRAFFE NECROPSY AFTER SUDDEN DEATH AT KUTI

GIRAFFE NECROPSY AFTER SUDDEN DEATH AT KUTI

We had some very distressing news that one of the giraffes at Kuti wildlife reserve, who we work very closely
HAMU OUTSIDE

HAMU OUTSIDE

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: You may remember the story of Hamu the serval cat, who was confiscated from a roadside seller
FOSTER MUM FOR BO

FOSTER MUM FOR BO

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Bohannon or ‘Bo’ as he’s affectionately known around the centre joined us in September 2014. He was
BYE BYE SONIC

BYE BYE SONIC

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Being nocturnal we haven’t seen much of our resident hedgehog, Sonic, who arrived in June. But, after
MEET TWIZZLER

MEET TWIZZLER

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: This tiny baby bushbuck is our newest arrival – she was brought into the centre on Sunday
HAMU GROWING UP

HAMU GROWING UP

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Hamu has come such a long way since he arrived at the centre four months ago. He’s
RESCUED FROM THE COOKING POT

RESCUED FROM THE COOKING POT

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: These little guys lost their home after their tree was cut down – but luckily they were
FIT AND HEALTHY

FIT AND HEALTHY

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: This week we have been checking the health status of one of our troops of vervets. Health
SNARED DUIKER RELEASED

SNARED DUIKER RELEASED

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Last week a female duiker was found caught on a poachers snare just meters from the wildlife
YELLOW-BILLED KITE RELEASED

YELLOW-BILLED KITE RELEASED

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: We recently had a Yellow-billed kite handed into the centre that was in extremely bad shape, suffering
MALAWI GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO THE STOP IVORY PETITION

MALAWI GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO THE STOP IVORY PETITION

Today we joined the Global March for Elephants & Rhinos and handed over 3,768 signatures in a petition to Malawi’s Government
100’S MARCHED. 3,768 SIGNED OUR PETITION. THE GOVERNMENT LISTENED…THANK YOU EVERYONE!

100’S MARCHED. 3,768 SIGNED OUR PETITION. THE GOVERNMENT LISTENED…THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Singing, dancing and stopping traffic, Malawi’s marchers showed just how passionate they were about saving the world’s elephants and rhinos
IVORY PLAY A RADIO HIT

IVORY PLAY A RADIO HIT

This play was aired on national radio this week to coincide with the ‘Global March for Elephants & Rhinos’ and it’s receiving rave
WE’RE MARCHING FOR ELEPHANTS & RHINOS ON FRIDAY. PLEASE HELP US!

WE’RE MARCHING FOR ELEPHANTS & RHINOS ON FRIDAY. PLEASE HELP US!

We have just four days to get as many signatures on this petition as we can. On Friday, hundreds of
CHINESE IVORY SMUGGLER GETS K1M MALAWI FINE

CHINESE IVORY SMUGGLER GETS K1M MALAWI FINE

Published in www.nyasatimes.com on 30th September 2015   A First Grade Magistrate Court in Malawi’s administrative capital Lilongwe has fined
ANOTHER IVORY HAUL: CAN MALAWI STEP UP TO FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME?

ANOTHER IVORY HAUL: CAN MALAWI STEP UP TO FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME?

Last week, 50kg of ivory was confiscated at Malawi’s Kamuzu International Airport.  It had been worked into 2,700 cubes and
LWC ON CNN

LWC ON CNN

CNN’s ‘Inside Africa’ news team flew out to make a documentary on Lilongwe Wildlife Centre recently, and it hit TV screens all
RHINO, ELE, HYAENA…ALL IN A DAYS WORK

RHINO, ELE, HYAENA…ALL IN A DAYS WORK

Liwonde National Park: It’s been a busy day today, even for WERU’s standards! MORNING: In the morning Amanda worked on
LIONS & RHINOS & SNARES (OH MY!)

LIONS & RHINOS & SNARES (OH MY!)

Its been a busy couple of months for WERU. Whilst the LWC team have had their hands full with new
LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE JOINS PASA

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE JOINS PASA

We’re thrilled to announce that Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is officially a PASA member!  Here is the PASA press release reproduced
MAJETE LION GETS A NEW COLLAR

MAJETE LION GETS A NEW COLLAR

Our WERU project is really hitting the ground running now! Dr. Amanda Salb took a trip to Majete Wildlife Reserve
SERVAL TWINS READY FOR FREEDOM

SERVAL TWINS READY FOR FREEDOM

Orphaned twin servals, Zira and Kovu, were rescued a year ago and their rehabilitation at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre has gone
THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF WERU

THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF WERU

The new Wildlife Emergency Response Unit is here! Working nationwide to offer rescue services to wild animals in distress, the project will incorporate
WHAT IS SNARING?

WHAT IS SNARING?

One of the risks to wildlife in Malawi is poaching, specifically by snaring.  But what is snaring?  What does a
NATION: IMPACT OF IVORY ON TOURISM

NATION: IMPACT OF IVORY ON TOURISM

Malawi’s Nation newspaper highlights the impact of the ivory trade on tourism http://mwnation.com/asian-booming-ivory-trade-affecting-malawi-tourism/
VET RESCUE SERVICE MAKES LOCAL NEWS
ALLAFRICA.COM: INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE UPDATE

ALLAFRICA.COM: INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE UPDATE

http://allafrica.com/stories/201404180004.html Malawi: Interagency Task Force Formed Against Wildlife Crime Lilongwe — A Task Force comprising law enforcing agencies was formed
THE WILD LIFE IS HERE

THE WILD LIFE IS HERE

Hello, hello! My name is Amanda Lee Salb and I am a wildlife veterinarian for the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and
DT EDITOR PUSHES FOR HARSHER PUNISHMENTS FOR WILDLIFE CRIME

DT EDITOR PUSHES FOR HARSHER PUNISHMENTS FOR WILDLIFE CRIME

In response to the news that a MK1 million fine has been given for ivory trafficking the Daily Times editor
MALAWI IVORY TRAFFICKING CASES MOVE IN RIGHT DIRECTION

MALAWI IVORY TRAFFICKING CASES MOVE IN RIGHT DIRECTION

Published on Allafrica.com and Environment News Service. Within a month of the official launch of Malawi’s ‘Stop Wildlife Crime’ campaign, several new cases
MULTI-AGENCY TASK FORCE TO REDUCE WILDLIFE CRIME

MULTI-AGENCY TASK FORCE TO REDUCE WILDLIFE CRIME

Reproduced from the Daily Times (Malawi), Friday April 4 2013, article below By Charles Mkoka A multi-agency task force comprising
SIMBA & BELLA MAKING FRIENDS

SIMBA & BELLA MAKING FRIENDS

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Since Simba arrived at the end of February, our team have been monitoring Simba and Bella’s every
A NEW LIFELINE FOR MALAWI’S ANIMALS IN DISTRESS

A NEW LIFELINE FOR MALAWI’S ANIMALS IN DISTRESS

We’re proud to announce the launch of our Wildlife Emergency Response Service, supporting wild animals in distress around Malawi.  The
MARCHING FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE

MARCHING FOR MALAWI’S WILDLIFE

Hundreds of supporters turned out to march in aid of the first ever Malawi Wildlife Day last week and what
WERU TO BE TRAVELLING IN STYLE

WERU TO BE TRAVELLING IN STYLE

Our WERU team will be travelling in style from now on as the kind folk at Land Rover have lent
MALAWI STEPS UP FOR WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

MALAWI STEPS UP FOR WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

Published on African Conservation Foundation Malawi’s first high profile campaign tackling wildlife crime was officially launched on Monday 3rd March,
SIMBA ARRIVES IN MALAWI

SIMBA ARRIVES IN MALAWI

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Where to start…what a weekend it has been! We’re thrilled to announce that Simba has made it,
SIMBA NEWS ALL OVER THE WORLD

SIMBA NEWS ALL OVER THE WORLD

It seems that Simba’s story appealed to hearts all over the world!  We appeared in the news in the UK,
BABY RHINO RESCUE

BABY RHINO RESCUE

It was our vet Amanda to the rescue when she travelled to Liwonde National Park. News had spread that the
LWC HOSTS INTERNATIONAL TRADE TALKS

LWC HOSTS INTERNATIONAL TRADE TALKS

Malawi’s experts gathered at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre last week ahead of the International Wildlife Trade Conference, hosted by the UK
THRIVING IN THE WILD

THRIVING IN THE WILD

We said goodbye to 26 yellow baboons on the 9th of January 2013 as they were rightfully returned to the
LWC MAKES IT ONTO THE BBC

LWC MAKES IT ONTO THE BBC

Short but sweet, it’s great to see one of our community projects getting a little international airtime! Thanks to Mark
RELEASE UPDATE: BIDDING FAREWELL & GOOD LUCK

RELEASE UPDATE: BIDDING FAREWELL & GOOD LUCK

As the the primate release programme is wrapped up after a very successful year, here’s a heartfelt blog from Anne,
2013
FOUR’S A HANDFUL

FOUR’S A HANDFUL

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Here’s Monster, one of our four vervet orphans who have been causing havoc here over Christmas! Monster,
MORE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH NEWS COMING SOON

MORE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH NEWS COMING SOON

We are in the process of updating our website and we will upload these stories shortly. Thanks for your patience!
A TRIBUTE TO KAMBUKU

A TRIBUTE TO KAMBUKU

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: It is with a heavy heart we write to tell you that our resident leopard Kambuku is
LWC HELPS WITH RHINO TRACKING IN LIWONDE

LWC HELPS WITH RHINO TRACKING IN LIWONDE

It is estimated that rhino poaching has increased by 5000% since 2007 thanks to the demand in Asia. There are
ZEBRA SURVEY AT KUTI

ZEBRA SURVEY AT KUTI

Our volunteers have developed a bar-code identification system for the zebra at Kuti Wildlife Reserve. So far they can recognise
THE LOST FOREST OF MOUNT MABU

THE LOST FOREST OF MOUNT MABU

We heard from our British friends that Malawi has been on TV! We tracked the clip down on youtube –
ORPHAN SEASON IS HERE

ORPHAN SEASON IS HERE

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Every year, we see an influx of orphans with the beginning of the rains.  This year is
IS THIS BELLA’S NEW COMPANION?

IS THIS BELLA’S NEW COMPANION?

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Let us introduce you to Simba, the rather handsome lion rescued by the Born Free Foundation from
MARCHING FOR ELEPHANTS

MARCHING FOR ELEPHANTS

On Friday, hundreds of wildlife supporters in the city of Lilongwe joined thousands of others around the world to say
RELEASE UPDATE: BATTLES AND BABIES IN THE WILDERNESS

RELEASE UPDATE: BATTLES AND BABIES IN THE WILDERNESS

Here’s a long overdue update from our release team who are up in Kasungu National Park monitoring the troop of
A SWEET RESCUE STORY

A SWEET RESCUE STORY

LILONGWE WILDLIFE CENTRE NEWS: Yesterday these two girls arrived at the gates of Lilongwe Wildlife Centre with this baby duiker. It
RELEASE UPDATE: SO FAR MOSTLY GOOD…

RELEASE UPDATE: SO FAR MOSTLY GOOD…

Here’s an update from our Dutch couple Anne and Sebas who are up in Kasungu National Park monitoring our most
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