Offering sanctuary to wildlife injured by snares, stoning or car accidents, and rescued from the exotic pet and bushmeat trades and, wherever possible, releasing them back into the wild. Those that can’t be released are given lifetime care in large natural enclosures. Also provides veterinary services for all the country’s national parks, wildlife and forest reserves.
Conservation initiatives promote sustainable livelihoods and protect wildlife and habitats. More than 30,000 children take part in environmental education programmes each year, empowering them to protect their country’s natural heritage. LWT’s research projects focus mainly on primates and carnivores, covering topics such as disease screening and the release of captive wildlife. Campaigning on wildlife crime focuses on fighting ivory trafficking and the revision of wildlife acts to strengthen penalties.
It was the mounting reports of wildlife injured by poachers that set the Wildlife Emergency Response Unit (WERU) in motion.
A joint venture between Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and the Department of National Parks & Wildlife, WERU aims to: