Illegal wildlife trades in bushmeat and artefacts like ivory are still common in Malawi and animals caught up in the illegal pet trade can be subjected to a lifetime in captivity. Injuries from snares, traps, spears, or bullets can lead to slow and painful deaths. Wild places that animals can call home are also in decline which has led to an increase in human-wildlife conflict.
We're working towards a future where every wild animal in Malawi is free from human-inflicted suffering. Our wildlife rescue and welfare mission is therefore to work with local government and like-minded organisations to deliver rescue and rehabilitation initiatives that uphold and promote wildlife welfare and conservation. We are world-renowned for our work in wildlife welfare and have won numerous awards for our work. Find out more about our projects at the links below.
Currently the only accredited wildlife sanctuary in Malawi and home to on average 200 rescued wild animals. Every effort is made to release the individuals back to the wild where they belong.
The Wildlife Emergency Response Unit is run on behalf of the government and responds to calls for animals in distress. It also provides in-situ veterinary support for any wildlife management.
We release dozens of animals back into the wild each year.
LWT is responsible for leading clinical interventions and veterinary-related research on 'One Health' within Malawi, a discipline that focuses on the interface between animal and human disease and the environment.