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March - May 2015
Yep, doing things slightly backwards this issue figured why not…it’s the festive season.
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Articles in This Issue

The other day I was looking at a weaver bird building its nest in a winter thorn tree. I found myself thinking: that bird is able to build a beautiful, spherical, waterproof and biodegradable house for its young, using nothing but strands of grass, and all that with just a beak. I’d like to pose that design problem to an architect: build a fully biodegradable, beautiful home that will actively enhance the environment; with your mouth.
The weaver bird, like most of nature, creates conditions for its young that are conducive to life. Humans it seems, do not. Instead we destroy our environment and leave our children with a rapidly deteriorating world. When you consider human’s potential for intelligence, it is desperately sad that, as things stand, it isn’t much of a stretch to compare our species to a planetary viral infection. Happily, we need only look to Read More

The Kasungu Elephants Foundation contributes to the protection and conservation of animals and vegetation in Kasungu National Park, Malawi.
Our main commitment lies within the protection of the remaining African elephants in Kasungu national park.
Poaching and ivory trade are a serious threat for the survival of the elephants in Kasungu National Park.
If this negative trend continues, the elephant’s fate will be the same as that of the rhinos and vultures, which have already Read More

(Some of what you need to know about RABIES in Malawi – but were afraid to ask)
Unfortunately the only place you are likely to see Wild Dogs (as in Lycaon Pictus) in Malawi in Kasungu Game Park – and then only once in a blue moon. You can however easily slip over the boarder to South Luangwa, where I am told they are seen frequently.
This is a touchy subject in the Friend household because the last time we saw them was in the mid 1980s. By the by - have you noticed that there is a one-upmanship to game viewing? Wild dog sightings are definitely top - in many peoples estimation. Read More

expansion of Wild Dog Conservation Malawi to include more carnivore species across the country. CRM operates in collaboration with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust. The team conducts applied conservation research into the ecology of carnivore species to help mitigate human-wildlife conflict and to inform carnivore conservation and management in Malawi.
CRMs flagship project, “Wild Dog Conservation Malawi”, aims to produce the first status and threat assessment of the African wild (Lycaon pictus) dog population in Malawi. This project will assess the distribution and movement. Read More

‘As well as being a conservation project and tourist destination Majete Wildlife Reserve is engaged in collaborative or cooperative management with bordering communities and stakeholders especially in the districts surrounding the reserve. Majete has a specialized programme of activities designed to protect and support local communities.
Provision of scholarships/ Bursaries. Majete has been supporting on average 100 students in secondar. Read More

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