Latest News for: Malawi wildlife


SADC: A victim of its own success

The Voice Botswana 16 Nov 2021
Minister Kereng reiterated Botswana’s unwavering commitment to the AWCF, at a forum that included wildlife authorities from Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, European Commission and the United States of America.

Chinese Wildlife Trafficker Challenges Malawi Court Sentence

Beijing News 30 Oct 2021
BLANTYRE, MALAWI - A Chinese national has filed a challenge at the Malawi High Court against a 14-year jail sentence, which a lower court gave him last month after he was convicted of three wildlife crimes ... Brighton Kumchedwa, director of Malawi's Department of National Parks & Wildlife, said the government was ready to face Lin again in court.

A taste for pangolin meat and the fall of an African wildlife cartel

Indian Express 19 Oct 2021
Investigators say Lin, a 48-year-old Chinese citizen, played a central role in turning Malawi into a wildlife crime hot spot ... The severity of the prosecutions of Lin and his colleagues sends a strong message to other criminals that Malawi now takes wildlife trafficking very seriously, Rice said.

Prince Harry calls for moratorium on oil and gas development in southern Africa after branding ...

The Daily Mail 15 Oct 2021
... to Botswana's wildlife ... Prince Harry on October 28, 2016 while he worked in Malawi with African Parks as part of an initiative involving moving 500 elephants over 350 kilometers across Malawi from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.

Malawi: UK Injects K460 Million in Malawi's Wildlife Crime Fight

All Africa 02 Oct 2021
United Kingdom (UK) has injected over £460,000 (K460m) into the fight against illegal wildlife trade in Malawi ....

Malawi court sentences Chinese wildlife trafficking kingpin to 14 years in jail

Mongabay 30 Sep 2021
Malawi’s illegal wildlife trade crackdown has earned a Chinese national 14 years in jail ... found.” Acting on a tip about his whereabouts, the Malawi police, in conjunction with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, arrested Lin in the capital, Lilongwe, in August 2019.

Malawi Court Hands Lengthy Prison Term to Chinese Wildlife Trafficker

Voa News 29 Sep 2021
A Malawi Magistrate’s Court in the capital, Lilongwe, has sentenced a Chinese national, described by some as one of the biggest African wildlife trafficking kingpins, to 32 years in prison after convicting him on three wildlife crimes ... out of Malawi for at least a decade.

China illegally trafficking wildlife from Africa

Beijing News 18 Aug 2021
In July 2020, a court in Malawi sentenced nine members of the continent's most notorious Chinese wildlife smuggling gang led by a husband-wife duo 'Lin-Zhang' to prison for trafficking rhinoceros' horn, ivory, hippopotamus teeth and scales from pangolins in Africa ... wildlife trade.

Return of the pack: African wild dogs’ epic journey to a new home in Malawi

The Observer 30 Jul 2021
“The feeling is absolutely surreal and so emotional,” says Cole du Plessis, coordinator of the Wild Dog Range Expansion Project, who this week oversaw the successful translocation of the 14 African wild dogs from South Africa and Mozambique to Malawi’s Liwonde national park and Majete wildlife reserve.

African wild dogs return to southern Malawi for the first time in 20 years

Mongabay 30 Jul 2021
These animals are just a few of the 14 African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus), also known as painted wolves, recently released in Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve in southern Malawi, where the endangered species hasn’t been seen in about 20 years ... In Malawi, as in ...

Minister Usi Opens Art Exhibition in Lilongwe, Says Malawi Yet to Realise Best From Creative Industry

All Africa 12 Jul 2021
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife, Michael Usi said Malawi is yet to realise the best from its creative industry despite showing some bright spots as a sector that can significantly contribute to the county's economic growth ....

Minister Usi Says U.S. Malawi's True Partner

All Africa 05 Jul 2021
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife, Michael Usi has said Malawi cherishes its partnership with the United States (US), which has existed for many years ....

World News Quick Take

Taipei Times 30 Jun 2021
The sightings of the cat, weighing about 9kg to 16kg, inside Virachey National Park were part of a three-month research project on wildlife aimed at better managing conservation work, the ministry said on Tuesday. MALAWI ... Former Reserve Bank of Malawi governor Dalitso Kabambe and ...

New project breathes fresh life into Malawi’s Kasungu National Park

Independent online (SA) 10 May 2021
Chief of Party for Malawi- Zambia Landscape Project, a joint project by the two countries to combat wildlife crime, Patricio Ndadzela, said Kasungu National Park used to host 1 500 elephants 20 years ago but in 2015 the population had dwindled to 40.