Lilongwe Wildlife Trust started out in 2008 by opening the doors to what is still Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary. Most of their first animal residents were rescued from a run-down zoo in the capital city, Lilongwe. Since then, they've grown from a single facility into one of the country’s leading conservation charities with an international reputation for high impact and world-class standards.
Wildlife rescue and welfare will always be at the heart of their work. But the challenges facing the natural world in Malawi have become more complex and more pressing since their early days. There is also an increasing awareness that conservation is not just about protecting animals and habitats, but is inextricably linked to human health and wellbeing.
As a result, they’ve widened their focus and created an even bigger network of partners. They’re building links across Malawi with communities, politicians, students, volunteers and researchers. They're also bringing together supporters from around the globe who share their ambition to protect the natural world. They're increasing their focus on behavioural change and on shaping the policies that protect Malawi’s wildlife and wild places.
Tikki Hywood Foundation and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust
THF is working with both vets and rehabilitators on the ground in Malawi to make sure that rescued pangolins recover sufficiently and are released back into a safe and secure environment.
Additionally, we support these primary efforts with a training program which has been implemented in early 2021 and again in 2022. We included key stakeholders to maximize the effort in country.