Today is World Wildlife Day which this year celebrates the theme Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. As such, there’s no better time to announce our exciting redevelopment plans for the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and surrounding forest reserve, an initiative we're calling Project GreenHeart! Find out more below.

We also recently marked World Pangolin Day with a hard-hitting report on the world's most trafficked mammal. And if you're a vet student with aspirations for working on the wild side, our 7-day veterinary medicine course in August has just a couple of spots remaining - so don't miss out!
Other ways you can help wildlife thrive
Project GreenHeart is underway! We've started construction on a range of facilities for both our animal residents and visitors, from a new Education Centre, nature trails and exhibitions to a vet clinic and enclosures for rescued wildlife. Huge thanks to the donors and partners who are making this work possible, including UNDP Malawi, USAID, the US Forest Service, GIZ, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Olsen Animal Trust and the Lilongwe City Council. 
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Did you know that pangolins account for as much as 20% of all illegal wildlife trade? To raise awareness of these threatened species on World Pangolin Day, we supported Malawi's Department of Natural Parks and Wildlife to develop a briefing paper and host a press conference about the scale of pangolin trafficking. The paper also covers government-led initiatives designed to disrupt trafficking networks and return victims to the wild.
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Art inspired by wildlife
We love this adorable drawing of Fox, a young baboon who is one of the animals available for adoption on our website. Fox was recently adopted by one of our supporters, who sent us this lovely message: "I circulated the video you sent me to my family and that motivated two grandsons to draw a picture of Fox. I thought you might like to see the drawings and to know how much we appreciate what LWT does to help young animals."

Huge thanks to all of our amazing supporters who are helping us to care for wildlife in need! Your kind support makes our work possible.
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Are you studying for, or do you hold, a vet-related qualification? There are only a few spots left on our hands-on introduction to wildlife veterinary medicine in Malawi from 17–24 August 2021, so book now!

And if those dates don't work for you, our placements programme offers a range of other conservation experiences suitable for everyone.
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