Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT), responsible for running Malawi’s only wildlife rehabilitation centre and a key campaigner in Malawi’s fight against wildlife crime, have shared news on all the projects they’ve been involved over the past few months and we’ve chosen some of our favourite stories below.
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust vet courses and externships are designed to give you hands-on experience of wildlife veterinary medicine and wider welfare activities. And to mark World Veterinary Day tomorrow, they’re offering 5% off all placements until 6 May – just quote WORLDVETDAY in your enquiry email. Learn more about their excellent courses here.
The second season of Malawi Wildlife Rescue began airing worldwide last month as viewers witnessed the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust team rescue and rehabilitate wild animals across Malawi. The first season, broadcast throughout 2020, captured the drama of life at the frontline of conservation. With the documentary becoming a huge hit on international screens, a second season was commissioned with new episodes continuing to follow the team as they work – often against huge odds – to rescue injured, orphaned and abused animals and give them another chance at a life back in the wild. Find out more about the show and how to watch here.
If you’re inspired by the Malawi Wildlife Rescue series, why not sign up for a placement? Lilongwe Wildlife Trust offer a range of opportunities, including sanctuary work, research placements, vet externships and vet medicine courses. Get first hand experience working with injured and animals in need as the team undergo incredible work in Malawi. The Trust relies on the incredible support of volunteers to help keep their success story alive. Find out more here.
Billy, a young pangolin, came to Lilongwe Wildlife Trust from the illegal wildlife trade with an infected wound on his arm. Pangolins are often suffering from stress and dehydration when they arrive – but Billy’s situation was particularly severe. The infection spread quickly and it soon came down to his life or his arm. It’s never easy deciding to operate but Billy proved to be a trooper! Within two days of his surgery he was out foraging again, using his remaining hand to open termite mounds. Read more about his incredible survival here.
Together with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust have been running wilderness camps for children and teachers across Malawi. Through these outdoor nature experiences, they hope to build the next generation of conservationists by encouraging young people to help think through today’s environmental challenges.
Sanderson Mbunge, a teacher at Nkhomboli Community Day Secondary school, recently visited Nyika National Park for the first time as part of a wilderness camp that LWT organised.
“We discovered that Nyika is one of the most important treasures Malawi has … We saw many different kinds of animals, and a good number of them. Some features like Lake Kawulimi were not known to me – but now it is!”
Find out more about their work within schools here.
For more details on these stories, and to find out more on other projects, take a look at Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s news & blogs page on their website here.
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