Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Malawi - Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary Clubs


The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre has a long standing community outreach programme providing  sustainable livelihood opportunities through entrepreneurial support as well as environmental education to schools and communities.

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.

Male: Female ratio: N/A

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Human-wildlife conflict;
  2. Illegal activities (illegal fishing practices, poaching etc.)

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.

Key achievements in 2016/17:

  1. Inspiring people to care about and respect elephants through support for the production of Elephant I miss you, a LWT film that reached 118,000 Facebook followers in the first year alone.

2017/18 funding:

  1. A peddle powered cinema roadshow will bring Elephant I miss you to a further 3,600 people who would otherwise not have access to it (no power, internet or TV)
  2. Jalawi: Start-up costs for the creation of snare wire jewellery and other animal friendly souvenirs by a local women’s group to help curb the demand of wildlife products at markets in Lilongwe – this supports Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s Stop Wildlife Crime campaign.
Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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