The Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC) was launched in 2015 as a multiparty coalition of MPs committed to conservation and natural resource-based economic growth.
MPCC became the world’s 12th conservation caucus launched with the support of ICCF and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust has been appointed as the Secretariat in Malawi.
We are working with the 35 member MP’s to use their standing in Parliament as well as their influence as respected figures within their local constituencies to champion the urgent need to protect Malawi’s wildlife before it is too late. The President of Malawi stands as patron, securing support from the highest levels of government. MPCC was critical in the passing of the Wildlife Act and are currently supporting work on the Fisheries and Forestry Acts, plus a programme of activities to combat corruption within the wildlife and forestry sectors.
The Caucus model also allows for engagement with corporates and NGO’s on conservation issues through the Conservation Council
The 2018/19 programme of activities is currently funded by US Fisheries and Wildlife Services department (USFWS) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Read the latest MPCC Newsletter here.