Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Malawi - Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary Clubs


The Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary People and Wildlife Club provide community outreach opportunities through entrepreneurial support, based at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.

The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, run by the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and supported by Born Free since 2007, is an award winning wildlife rescue, conservation and education centre located right in the heart of Malawi's capital city, Lilongwe, in a beautiful 180 hectare wilderness reserve.

Members: Currently 15 members of the community are engaged in this project

Male: female ratio: 1:2

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Poaching and unsustainable fire wood consumption
  2. Deforestation and habitat destruction
  3. Decline in food security and biodiversity function and health;
  4. Unsustainable methods of harvesting bees
  5. Poor waste management

Key achievements in 2014/15:

  1. A bee keeping project provided an entrepreneurial opportunity for the local community while also giving them the knowledge to allow them to keep bees. In addition and most importantly this project improved their understanding of the importance of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem, both for food security and for wider pollination and biodiversity.
Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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