Malawi is known for its friendly people and beautiful places but poverty, deforestation and wildlife crime have put the nation’s wildlife under immense pressure. The ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ is also Southern Africa’s principal transit hub for the trafficking of illicit wildlife products, which threatens some of the region’s most iconic species such as elephants with extinction.
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s works to protect Malawi’s habitats and wildlife through:
ADVOCACY & ENFORCEMENT
WILDLIFE RESCUE & RESEARCH
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust was established in 2008 when our first project – Lilongwe Wildlife Centre – opened as a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education facility supporting the Government’s work fighting wildlife crimes.
Since then our rescue and education remit has expanded nationally and in 2014, we started work to combat serious wildlife crime, in particular ivory trafficking. Today, our projects support high level wildlife crime investigations, wildlife justice programmes for prosecutors and courts, and revisions to wildlife policy and legislation.