21 Animal Trafficker Arrests, And A New Celebrity Ambassador - A Huge Pat On The Back For The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

21 Animal Trafficker Arrests, And A New Celebrity Ambassador - A Huge Pat On The Back For The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

Posted by Ellie Hutchin on 18th May 2017

The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre has certainly been busy thus far in 2017, a recent update highlights some of their incredible achievements this year, from ivory seizures to a new celebrity ambassador!

This year, the phenomenal centre has rescued 26 animals, and 185 of their residents are in rehabilitation for possible reintroduction to the wild, and that isn’t everything! What is more, the centre has been campaigning for the welfare of Malawi’s vulnerable wildlife, and helped to put a staggering 21 traffickers behind bars with an 18-month sentence, after 2000 hectares of protected woodland was destroyed. If that wasn’t enough, after taking some of the current threats out of the equation, they continue to strive for the future survival of the animals, with a total of 9,763 children participating in their education program!

Deforestation in Malawi

After paying a visit to the centre in November last year, during her one free morning upon her Total World Tour, the astounding Joss Stone is now an ambassador for the centre! This kind lady wants to urge people to protect the vulnerable wildlife in Malawi, at its only animal welfare centre. Her kind brother, Harry Stoker, also made a short film of her time at the centre, and some clips of this can be featured below. Take caution, adorable baby baboons are featured…

 

The work of The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is truly phenomenal, and if you would like to get involved with its endeavours to protect endangered species, then please visit the website to view the project. A full list of the achievements of the centre so far in 2017 can be seen in the infographic below.

Achievements of Lilongwe Wildlife Centre In Malawi in 2017


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