WHY PROTECT MALAWI’S WILDLIFE?
Malawi’s natural heritage is the envy of many other countries. Yet if we dont take action now we could lose it all. 50% of the world’s species have been lost in the past 40 years. Elephants will be extinct in the wild by 2025 if current rates of poaching continue. We have a duty to protect our wildlife and not just for the sake of the animals. Any single loss of species can set off a chain reaction that can impact everything from agriculture to climate change. What’s more, tourism needs wildlife and our economy needs tourism. We need to get serious about wildlife crime – whether its illegal logging or ivory trafficking – and all play our part to halt the destruction before its too late.
HOW TO ENTER
Simply use the words ‘Protect Malawi’s Wildlife’ or ‘Titeteze chilengedwe chathu’. Beyond this, write, draw or design whatever you want! You could show how wonderful our wildlife is with a picture of your favourite animal, warn would-be poachers that wildlife crime is serious or ask the government to take action. Submit your design on A4 paper. Both hand drawn and computer graphic designs are welcome.
Write your name, age, school (if relevant), address, contact number and email address (if available) on the back. Send entries to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, P/Box 2140, LLW, dropped in at LWC (on Kenyatta Drive between Old Town and City Centre) or emailed to email@example.com. Deadline for entries are 13th April 2015. Winners announced on 20th April.
Every entry will be uploaded online and the winning entries will not only appear in the Nation but also be printed as posters and used as part of the campaign.
There is also MK200,000 worth of prizes to be won across four categories:
a) English under 14 yrs
b) English 14 yrs & over
c) Chichewa under14 yrs
d) Chichewa over 14 yrs
For each category prizes are as follows: 1st=MK25,000 2nd=MK15,000 3rd =MK10,000.
The judge’s decision is final. Only the winners will be contacted. No other correspondence will be entered into. All entries must adhere to the entry recommendations. Cash prizes only available to Malawi residents. The top 10 overseas entries will receive a t shirt.
Download the full poster here