15th – 21st August 2018.


The intensive 7-day programme consists of a wide variety of lectures, practical assignments, and hands-on rehabilitation techniques, as well as a field excursion to one of our release sites. The course is led by our Sanctuary Manager, Jasper lepema, who has over 15 years experience in wildlife rehabilitation and has worked with many different wildlife species. He is supported by our Rehabilitation Manager, Alma van Dorenmalen and Head Veterinarian, Dr Amanda Salb.

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General: Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and the work of the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, including the role of law enforcement and wildlife advocacy in mitigating wildlife trade problems

Rehabilitation Techniques: Intake and stabilization, principles of good orphan care, resocialisation techniques, enclosure requirements and assessment, the role/ importance of good nutrition in rehabilitation, and feeding techniques

Animal Behaviour: Introduction to animal behaviour, animal welfare considerations in rehabilitation, animal monitoring, behavioural observations, and behavioural enrichment

Veterinary Care: Zoonoses, personal hygiene and safety, preventative medicine, parasitology and fecal examination, primate diseases, medicating wildlife, animal capture and restraint, animal health checks, body condition score

Wildlife Release: Criteria for responsible release, release techniques, habitat survey, animal tracking and population surveys


Those looking for an intense learning experience with hands-on practicals at a world-class sanctuary. Opportunity to extend your stay with LWT, before or after the course, with a research or Wildlife Centre placement.


£800.  Note that discounts can be applied when incorporated into a volunteer placement.

Interested in applying? If you would like more information, please contact us at lilongwewildlife@gmail.com