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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.

Irish citizen killed in Burkina Faso was in ‘awe’ of wildlife and natural world

The Irish Times 28 Apr 2021
The Zambian-born Irish citizen who was killed by terrorists in Burkina Faso dedicated his life to wildlife protection in areas of conflict. Conservationist Rory Young was co-founder and president of anti-poaching organisation Chengeta Wildlife. He was raised in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Malawi: Malawi Achieves 91% Conviction of Wildlife Crimes

All Africa 17 Apr 2021
Malawi achieved 91% conviction rate of 251 wildlife crime cases, says an overview of wildlife prosecutions prepared by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) ....

Pining for wildlife? Build your own menagerie with a symbolic adoption

Stars and Stripes 28 Jan 2021
Sheltering in place has significantly shrunk our wildlife-viewing opportunities ... "Symbolically adopting animals allows these projects to continue to protect wildlife without placing volunteers, staff or animals at risk," said Meredith Whitney, an animal rescue program officer with the International Fund for Animal Welfare ... Malawi.

Malawi: Tourism Booming in Lake Malawi National Park

All Africa 07 Dec 2020
More than 8 000 local people have visited Lake Malawi National Park since last year, the figure which the Department of Parks and Wildlife has said is the highest in a decade ....

UK Military’s Overseas Base Network Involves 145 Sites in 42 Countries. Encircling China? Global Military Presence

GlobalResearch 26 Nov 2020
It is the first time the true size of this network has been revealed ... The current Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, has gone further ... A more overt British presence is maintained in Malawi, where British soldiers are assigned to counter-poaching missions in Liwonde National Park and the Nkhotakota and Majete Wildlife Reserves ... Mathew Talbot in Malawi ... * ... .

Folk singer Ann Jangle cycles from South Africa to Kenya

Independent online (SA) 06 Nov 2020
Folk musician and composer, Ann Jangle, cycled from South Africa, through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, to Kenya, in an effort to raise awareness for endangered wildlife while, at the same time, uplifting communities through music.

Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade: The detection dogs sniffing out wildlife crime

The Independent 19 Oct 2020
Until an illegal wildlife trade report was published in May 2015, Malawi’s role in one of the world’s largest transnational organised crimes was largely unknown ... Danna, one of five dogs in Malawi’s first Wildlife Detection Dog Unit, passes luggage at Kamuzu International Airport.

Coronavirus has cut conservation back to its most basic function – and now even that ...

The Independent 26 Aug 2020
A welcome win in the fight against illegal wildlife trade took place in a court in Malawi this week, when seven Chinese nationals and two locals were sentenced to a total 56.5 years behind bars for wildlife crimes ... Malawi, to disrupt the supply side of the illegal wildlife trade.

Malawi: Minister Calls for Local Support to Tourism Industry

All Africa 15 Aug 2020
Chikwawa -- Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture, Michael Usi on Wednesday urged local communities to support the tourism industry in Malawi, saying the wildlife parks are not there for international tourists only ....

Four in for Allegedly Possessing Ivory

All Africa 13 Aug 2020
Malawi Police Service in Dedza and Balaka in collaborations with the Wildlife Crime Investigations Unit have arrested four people for allegedly being found in possession of ivory ....

African Wildlife Traffickers Face Long Prison Sentences

Voa News 21 Jul 2020
A court in Malawi on Monday sentenced nine members of a gang of wildlife traffickers to a total of more than 56 years in prison for dealing in endangered species body parts in Africa ... Malawi’s head of national parks and wildlife, Brighton Kumchedwa, called the prosecution of the Lin-Zhang gang a victory for Malawi and all wildlife.

Malawi Court Sentences Wildlife Criminals to 56 Years in Jail

Voa News 21 Jul 2020
Malawi wildlife officials have declared victory after a court sentenced nine members of a Chinese wildlife trafficking gang to a total of 56 years in prison ... The nine are part of a 14-member wildlife trafficking gang, who Malawian police arrested in May of last year ... Brighton Kumchedwa is director of Malawi’s National Parks & Wildlife agency.

Wildlife poaching syndicate sentenced to 56 years imprisonment

Independent online (SA) 20 Jul 2020
Malawi should be immensely proud – and other African countries currently battling the scourge of illegal wildlife trade would do well to follow this example of global leadership," she said ... This is indeed a victory for the Malawi – and a victory for wildlife in particular," Kumchedwa said.

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