Lilongwe wildlife sanctuary Malawi – Located in the heart of Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe Wildlife Sanctuary is the place where ‘wildlife and people meet’. The wildlife centre, located in the sanctuary, is an award-winning rescue, conservation and education hub. It was the Born Free Foundation that helped to set up the centre in 2007 and this renowned animal conservation body is still actively involved in projects. In partnership with the Department of National Parks & Wildlife and some of the world’s leading international wildlife charities, the centre aims to raise the profile of wildlife welfare and conservation, working with local communities to preserve habitats in protected areas. Education involves working with hundreds of schools across the country and providing information about environmental conservation. The community outreach programmes promote community empowerment and sustainable livelihoods so that issues such as human wildlife conflict are addressed.
Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries where most people rely on natural resources to survive. Environmental threats are more pressing than ever before. Forests and woodlands are disappearing. Animal habitats are shrinking. A changing climate is putting food security and human health at risk. But our approach shows that change is possible. By tackling some of the most urgent challenges from different angles and by joining forces with individuals and organisations across society we can make a difference – for both people and wildlife. Whether it’s partnering with other NGOs to rescue wild animals from traps and snares, supporting government departments to create stronger environmental policies or working with communities to teach children the value and power of nature, we know that together, we are stronger.
We protect Malawi’s wildlife and wild places. By uniting with other organisations and individuals who share our vision, we create a force for nature across the country. Together, we are building lasting change for our natural world.
We are a force for wildlife, rescuing and rehabilitating wild animals and releasing as many as possible back into the wild, where they belong.
We are a force for justice, campaigning for an end to illegal wildlife trade and other environmental crimes.
We are a force for knowledge, inspiring our next generation to value the world around us and mobilising communities to defend nature.
We are a force for progress, campaigning across society and partnering with policy makers to make conservation a national priority.
Travellers must consider visiting as an efforts to help the sanctuary as tourism is the biggest source of revenue for the protection of the wildlife and the up keep of the staff.