"...The most important thing recently, is that there is political will at the highest level to try and combat wildlife crimes in Malawi. The government have signed up to the Clinton Initiative so they have put a moratorium on domestic trade in ivory. They have also recently joined the Elephant Protection Initiative and are now producing a National Elephant Action Plan which will detail lots of measures and activities to protect Malawi's elephants. They will also, as mentioned, be stiffening penalties and will hopefully look to put their ivory stockpiles out of use in the near future..."
Saturday February 7th 2015 saw some of Malawi’s top musicians perform at flood benefit concerts in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu. The Lilongwe event, which took place at Sunbird Capital Hotel, had Lucius Banda as the headline act and was supported by Central African Wilderness Safaris
It felt like another normal night for Mvuu guard Frank Mtewa as he patrolled the grounds keeping a watchful eye out for any wandering elephants that might come his way, while making sure his guests were safe and sound in their rooms. Then in the darkness of the bushes Frank saw movement.....
Mid january saw the start of the annual consumer and professional trade show in Utrecht, Holland. Vankantiebeurs is one of the largest shows of its kind in Europe, and showcases some of the best tourist destinations in the world.
During November and December the African Bat Conservation (ABC) team moved outside of Liwonde National Park to conduct research in villages on the edge of the park. Research Assistant Toni Hubancheva was there to tell Central African Wilderness Safaris how it went..