Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Wildlife Emergency Response Unit

Over recent years the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) in Malawi have received an increasing number of calls about helping wild animals in distress, especially snared rhinos and elephants in National Parks across the country.

So, in partnership with the Department of National Parks & Wildlife, LWT set up the Wildlife Emergency Response Unit (WERU) to provide nationwide veterinary-related support for wildlife emergencies and conservation projects in the field.  Since its inception, WERU has been run by Dr Amanda Salb, who remains the only wildlife veterinarian in country qualified to carry out wildlife capture.  In WERU's first year alone Amanda responded to 31 callouts.

Remembering Elephants, via Born Free, and the Olsen Animal Trust have pledged support for both WERU and the veterinary care for wild animals rescued through the Wildlife Centre.

It is another example of working together to secure the future of Malawi’s wildlife.

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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