Wildlife

Malawi Defence Force donates 150 assault rifles to game rangers

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has donated 150 assault rifles to the Department of Parks and Wildlife to help arm game rangers who are struggling to contain an upsurge in elephant poaching at Liwonde National Park.According to the media, the department also received 10 000 rounds of ammunition from the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to support game rangers as they implement the country's new...

Some people in Malawi take the iniative to improve the environment

While deforestation no doubt takes an extreme toll on our environment, in poverty-stricken areas where water and crops are scarce, the negative effects are already unfolding, causing extreme harm to the people who depend on the land for survival. In Malawi, communities are experiencing land degradation due to deforestation. Trees release water vapor into the atmosphere and provide shade to keep soil from drying out....

Orphaned baby elephant raised by human “mother” in Malawi dies after illness

An elephant calf that was separated from his herd and raised by a human "mother" for months in Malawi has died. Jenny Webb, who raised the calf, said it died Monday night "in her arms." She said the elephant had been sick with colic and diarrhea. In February, Webb adopted the elephant, which had been named Moses after being found in the grasses of a...

Orphaned baby elephant raised by human ‘mom’ dies in Malawi

A baby elephant raised by a human mother for eight months after being separated from his herd in northern Malawi, died Tuesday from colic and acute diarrhea. I finally met Moses (so called because he was rescued from a river in Vwaza National Park in February) in October after speaking with his human mother Jenny Webb since May. Rescued at one week of age by...

Fire destroys Viphya plantation in Mzimba

A fierce and uncontrollable fire has destroyed about 70 hectares of trees in Viphya plantation in Mzimba, burning timber and machines used to saw the plunks in the process. Plantations Manager Meric Zangazanga told the media that the cause of the fire which has been destroying trees for a week now is yet to be established. The fires come at a time when Malawi’s Sterling...

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