Donors & Partners

Whilst our core operations are financially self-sustained, it is thanks to our donors that we are able to achieve so much through our programmes and projects. Click on the images to read more about each supporting organisation.

LARGE/FOUNDING DONORS

The Wildcat Foundation

The Wildcat Foundation is a private not-for-profit philanthropic foundation whose purpose is to help save and provide for the long-term conservation of endangered wildlife and wild places in Africa.  The Wildcat Foundation is the principal donor to our collaborative programme of proactive wildlife crime investigation in Malawi and also supports our partner organisations in the region.

www.wildcatfoundation.us

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The Wildcat Foundation

The Wildcat Foundation

Elephant Crisis Fund

The Elephant Crisis Fund, a joint initiative between Save the Elephants and Wildlife Conservation Network, funds projects around the world that take direct action to stop poaching, trafficking, and demand for elephant ivory. ECF were the founding donor of our collaborative proactive wildlife crime investigation programme in Malawi. The ECF support also enables LWT to engage in cross-border collaboration with our regional partners in Zambia and Tanzania and most recently has provided significant match funding for our criminal justice capacity building and court monitoring project.

www.elephantcrisisfund.org

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Elephant Crisis Fund

Elephant Crisis Fund

Olsen Animal Trust

Olsen Animal Trust is a UK based family charity established to partner organisations that are aligned to their vision to end animal cruelty and exploitation, enhance animal welfare and conserve wildlife in their natural habitats. OAT provide support for our rescue and rehabilitation programmes at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and are also a significant co-financer of our collaborative programme of proactive wildlife crime investigation in Malawi.

<a href="http://www.olsenanimaltrust.org">www.olsenanimaltrust.org</a>

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Olsen Animal Trust

Olsen Animal Trust

Born Free Foundation

The Born Free Foundation takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild. BFF helped found the Trust in 2007 and were the principal donor to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre (LWC) for many years and BFF expertise was central to the rise and sustainable development of the sanctuary. BFF’s continued guidance has helped LWC become one of only two African based sanctuaries that are fully accredited by both the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). BFF have also supported our wildlife reintroduction programmes, our Wildlife Emergency Response Unit and several other smaller LWT campaigns and livelihoods projects.

www.bornfree.org.uk

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Born Free Foundation

Born Free Foundation

Tusk Trust

Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.  Tusk has supported LWT since 2011 and were the founding donor of our leading environmental education programme. Tusk remain the principal donor of all LWT’s environmental education activities at LWC and in communities around protected areas in the Central and Southern Regions of Malawi.

www.tusk.org

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Tusk Trust

Tusk Trust

Stichting AAP

AAP give primates and other exotic mammals a better future. AAP run one of Europe’s finest animal rescue centres and also lobby for better animal legislation in Europe. They provide long-term solutions for improving the welfare of exotic animals, including finding suitable outplacements. AAP have supported LWT since 2008 and are the principal donor to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre (LWC). Their support, technical advice and training played a critical role in the sustainable development of the sanctuary. AAP also support several of LWT’s wider anti-wildlife crime campaigns and are the principal donor for our Captivity Guidelines for Wildlife in Malawi project.

www.aap.nl/en

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Stichting AAP

Stichting AAP

GIZ Polifund

GIZ offer customised solutions to complex development challenges. The Polifund Project, commissioned by the German Federal Government, aims to combat poaching and the illicit trade in ivory and rhino horn on a cross-sectorial, cross border and transcontinental level. More information can be found here. The Polifund have supported LWT since 2014 and funded our collaborative Review of Illegal Wildlife Trade in Malawi. Since the review was complete, the Polifund has supported LWT to undertake the Amendment of the National Parks and Wildlife Act of Malawi and to introduce wildlife detection dogs at the international airport.

www.giz.de

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GIZ Polifund

GIZ Polifund

UK Department for Environment & Rural Affairs

This fund aims to help: 1) develop sustainable livelihoods for communities affected by illegal wildlife trade; 2) strengthen law enforcement and the role of the criminal justice system; and 3) reduce demand for the products of illegal wildlife trade. In 2016, LWT, with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, were recipients of a grant to create an operational Wildlife Crime Investigations Unit in the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and Community Enforcement Networks around several protected areas in Malawi. These initiatives will help combat serious wildlife crimes.

www.gov.uk/government/collections/illegal-wildlife-trade-iwt-challenge-fund

 

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UK Department for Environment & Rural Affairs

UK Department for Environment & Rural Affairs

MEDIUM/REPEAT DONORS

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

IFAW works to rescue and protect animals around the world. They rescue individuals, safeguard populations and preserve habitat. IFAW have been supporting wildlife conservation and welfare projects in Malawi for several years and support LWT through provision of funds to our wildlife reintroduction and research programmes. IFAW are also a key LWT partner on several campaigns and projects aimed to combat wildlife crime in Malawi. This includes a joint project to establish a Wildlife Crime Investigations Unit and several Community Enforcement Networks as part of a DEFRA IWT Challenge Fund project.

www.ifaw.org

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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Nyika Vwaza Trust (UK)

The Nyika-Vwaza Trust (UK) is the only trust solely dedicated to conserving the precious wildlife and habitats of Northern Malawi, in particular the Nyika National Park and the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve. NVT are the principal donor of LWT’s environmental education activities being implemented in the Northern Region of Malawi, specifically in the local communities around Nyika National Park and Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve.

www.nyika-vwaza-trust.org/

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Nyika Vwaza Trust (UK)

Nyika Vwaza Trust (UK)

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The UNDP GEF SGP provides financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s well-being and livelihoods. The UNDP GEF SGP has supported LWT since 2012 and provided funds to undertake our community conservation programmes, specifically those related to community reforestation, habitat restoration and sustainable/alternative fuels and technology.

www.sgp.undp.org

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UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

GEF - UNDP

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GEF - UNDP

GEF - UNDP

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

International Primate Protection League

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International Primate Protection League

International Primate Protection League

International Primatological Society

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International Primatological Society

International Primatological Society

International Tree Foundation

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International Tree Foundation

International Tree Foundation

Wilderness Wildlife Trust

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Wilderness Wildlife Trust

Wilderness Wildlife Trust

OTHER DONORS

Alliance One

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Central Wilderness Safari

CFAO

Colombus Zoo

DHL

EWP Associates

High Five Club

Individual donors

Kumar Associates

Land and Lake Safari

Robin Pope Safari

Premium Tobacco

Press Trust

Print Shop

Ryklow Trust Sky Band Taiwanese Forestry Bureau

PARTNERS

Game Rangers International (GRI)

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Game Rangers International (GRI)

Game Rangers International (GRI)

PAMS Foundation

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PAMS Foundation

PAMS Foundation

Tikki Hywood Trust

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Tikki Hywood Trust

Tikki Hywood Trust

International Environmental Law Project

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International Environmental Law Project

International Environmental Law Project

Stop Ivory

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Stop Ivory

Stop Ivory

Citizens For Justice

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Citizens For Justice

Citizens For Justice

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)

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Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA)

Wildlife Action Group (WAG) Malawi

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Wildlife Action Group (WAG) Malawi

Wildlife Action Group (WAG) Malawi

African Parks

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African Parks

African Parks

International Conservation Caucus Foundation

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International Conservation Caucus Foundation

International Conservation Caucus Foundation

Conservation Research Africa

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Conservation Research Africa

Conservation Research Africa

Working Dogs for Conservation

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Working Dogs for Conservation

Working Dogs for Conservation

Office of the Presidents Cabinet

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Office of the Presidents Cabinet

Office of the Presidents Cabinet

Department of National Parks & Wildlife

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Department of National Parks & Wildlife

Department of National Parks & Wildlife

Malawi Police

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Malawi Police

Malawi Police

OTHER PARTNERS

British High Commission

Chinese Embassy

German Embassy

Other embassies

Other government agencies

Frankfurt Zoological Society – North Luangwa Project

Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust

Scotland-Malawi Partnership

South Luangwa Conservation Society

CAYO

Kuti Wildlife Reserve

LSPCA

Nyika-Vwaza Trust (Malawi)

WESM