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June - August 2015
Hi my lovelies welcome to the 8th year of TheEye Malawi. Before I get down to the nitty gritty with
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The Eye Malawi is a quarterly magazine containing listings and directories, maps, reviews, tour and travel information plus articles of interest. It highlights everything to do with Malawi, from hospitals to hotels,shops to sporting events and from embassies to entertainment. It is to all All advertisers, Bookshops, National & Regional Airlines, Tour operators, Blantyre & Lilongwe golf clubs & information offices. Foreign Diplomatic Missions and NGO’s. International Schools. Selected Restaurants and gift shops. All major hotels in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Cape MaClear, Monkey Bay, Nkata Bay & Mzuzu and the Malawi Tourism Board.

Articles in This Issue

Group : Aves (birds) Order: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae Genus: Motacilla Species: Motacilla eguimp. Preface
Malawi has a rich and diverse avifauna of 648 species out of which 456 are resident while 94 are
intra-African migrants of regular occurrence, most of which are known or suspected to breed. The
African Pied Wagtail is one of the residents in Malawi. This bird species is amongst the boldly patterned long-tailed birds that typically bob their tails as they walk. The nearly constant tail wagging is their most conspicuous behaviour, a trait that has given thebirds their common name.
By classification, the wagtails are passerines. Passerines are true perching birds or less accurately
as songbirds, having four toes, with three directed forward and one backward. The order includes
such birds as finches and warblers among others. The group gets its name from the Latin name for the house sparrow, Passer domesticus. The passerines Read More

The last time I wrote an article for The Eye, I was in the middle of the bush, spending time in tents or on patrol… This time I’d like to share another aspect of my job with you; writing from an office in South Africa. This may come as a surprise to some of you, but law enforcement in a National Park doesn’t just consist of walking in the bush with weapons (although I have to admit it’s my favorite part). In our goal to protect the park, we need to use all the technology and tactics we can afford. For obvious reasons I won’t be sharing our tactics as we are engaged in an ever changing game of cat and mouse with poachers. So why am I in South Africa? We were very lucky to have a generous donor,who came to see us in Kasungu and gave us Read More

Once the signs of rabies begin there is no hope of survival and families in Blantyre are forced to go through the harrowing experience of watching a loved one die of this tragic disease every year. In May 2015 Mission Rabies, in partnership with the Blantyre SPCA and the Department for Animal Health and Livestock Development (DAHLD), started a project in Blantyre to make this a thing of the past. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has reported high numbers of child deaths from rabies in recent years, however the true scale of the problem is not known with many deaths from the disease going unreported. Rabies Read More

Whenever I have had to brief newcomers to Malawi about its various medical hazards I have usually asked them - VSOs, Missionaries, NGO or Embassy wallahs etc - what they think is the most likely cause of them going home ‘in a box’. Always the answer comes back: Malaria, Snake Bite and so on. In fact, you are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured in an RTA (Road Traffic Accident)
than by Malaria or any other medical infection or affliction. There are several reasons for this: Our roads are dangerous – wandering goats and children. Our emergency services are non-existent. Cars and Lorries can easily pass their COF (Certificateof Fitness) with a bribe. Drivers drive whilst drunk. Drivers drive with their cell phones held in one hand. Read More

‘In the last issue we explored the wonderful world of bio-mimicry and the many ways in which we can learn from our environment to design solutions that are endlessly conducive to life. Bio-mimicry is exciting. It enables us to see the world
in a positive light. This is important at a time when anyone who cares about the future of humanity, the future of our beautiful planet and the creatures that enjoy it with us, will inevitably feel rather depressed. Between the year 2000 and 2012 human beings destroyed forest cover equivalent to twice the surface area of Texas. Carbon dioxide levels in the air are the highest they have been in 650,000 years, Arctic Ice is dropping 13.3%/decade, we are losing between 10,000 and 100,000 species every year to extinction (thousands of times Read More

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