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 are running a limited series of research expeditions in August, September and October! During the eight-day trip, you’ll spend time observing vultures to support their research on these endangered birds. You’ll also learn telemetry and GPS techniques to track herds of zebra and roan antelope – all while exploring Nyika’s unique landscape. If you’re interested, click here to learn more.
African wild dogs were reintroduced into Liwonde National Park a year ago. LWT were proud to be a part of this historic conservation effort by providing weekly monitoring of the pack for park management. In this blog, the research team recount a fascinating, and at times harrowing, sighting of a wild dog hunt.
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust recently welcomed three serval kittens into their care: a young male found in a village after he was mistaken for a baby leopard, and a female pair who arrived separately. All three have had a rough start to life but are responding well to a good diet and specialist care! They’ll stay at the wildlife centre until they’re ready to be released back into the wild. Read more on this story here.
When Peggy the pangolin came to the wildlife centre missing her left rear foot – likely an injury from a snare trap – the team knew it would be a tricky case. But the courageous vet team managed to remove the exposed bone (the first successful major surgery on a pangolin in Malawi) and resilient Peggy learned to walk by using her tail for extra support. The team were so thrilled to release her into a safe area and, thanks to her tagging device, are monitoring her movements to make sure that she adapts well to her new home. Watch the amazing achievement unveil 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.
Ripple Africa, a charity and volunteering company operating in Malawi striving to empower communities so they themselves can achieve a sustainable future, have launched their latest edition of the popular 'Match Funding' campaign.
After getting very enthusiastic feedback in January and March, Dilo from 1 2 Travel Africa has decided to bring back his free webinar to introduce Malawi to Dutch speaking travellers.
Central African Wilderness Safaris, one of Malawi's long standing tour operators who also run the iconic Mvuu Lodge in Liwonde National Park and four other properties in Malawi, have released their latest newsletter.