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CHINESE AND MALAWI IVORY TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON

CHINESE AND MALAWI IVORY TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON

Two Malawian and two Chinese Nationals were today sentenced to six years in prison for ivory trafficking. Mrs Qin Hua
Two men jailed over elephant poaching and ivory possession

Two men jailed over elephant poaching and ivory possession

Kasungu Senior Resident Magistrate court on Monday 30 September, sentenced Nickson Nthukwa, 45, and Assani Phiri, 48, to 156 and
DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE HAILS SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO GLOBAL WILDLIFE CONFERENCE

DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE HAILS SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO GLOBAL WILDLIFE CONFERENCE

At a press briefing held today, the Director of the Department for National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), Brighton Kumchedwa highlighted
Marking the 5th Anniversary of the  Inter-Agency Committee for  Combating Wildlife Crime (IACCWC)

Marking the 5th Anniversary of the Inter-Agency Committee for Combating Wildlife Crime (IACCWC)

Wildlife crime is the 4th largest transnational crime in the world. The organised nature of the criminal networks trafficking wildlife
TWO MEN JAILED FOR 3 YEARS FOR PANGOLIN TRAFFICKING

TWO MEN JAILED FOR 3 YEARS FOR PANGOLIN TRAFFICKING

Today, two Malawian Nationals, Jimmy Mkwelezalemba and Julius Sanudia, were sentenced to three years in prison for the possession and
MALAWI POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED NOTORIOUS CHINESE IVORY KINGPIN

MALAWI POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED NOTORIOUS CHINESE IVORY KINGPIN

The Malawi Police Service, in conjunction with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, have arrested one of Malawi’s most wanted
DNPW HIGHLIGHTS MALAWI’S LEADERSHIP ON WILDLIFE CRIME FIGHT AHEAD OF 18TH MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF PARTIES OF THE GLOBAL CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES)
Mkango: The Pride of Malawi

Mkango: The Pride of Malawi

A statement for World Lion Day, from Mr Brighton Kumchedwa, Director of the Department of National Parks & Wildlife Lions
COMMEMORATION OF WORLD RANGER DAY

COMMEMORATION OF WORLD RANGER DAY

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining through the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and its cooperating
LANDMARK RULING IN MZUZU IVORY CASE HAILED A VICTORY FOR WILDLIFE

LANDMARK RULING IN MZUZU IVORY CASE HAILED A VICTORY FOR WILDLIFE

A ruling by the Supreme Court on the now infamous ‘Mzuzu case’ has been lauded as a national victory for
Woman jailed for 5 years for possession of live ammo and protected animal meat

Woman jailed for 5 years for possession of live ammo and protected animal meat

Rumphi First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced 45-year-old woman Baleke Kayira to five years and six months imprisonment for
Eight years for man selling ivory and elephant bone

Eight years for man selling ivory and elephant bone

The Zomba Chief Resident Magistrate on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old man to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for illegal possession
12 ARRESTED FOR WILDLIFE AND FIREARMS CRIMES

12 ARRESTED FOR WILDLIFE AND FIREARMS CRIMES

Between 6th and 10th May 2019, three coordinated wildlife crime operations were undertaken by the Malawi Police Service with the
UN commends Malawi’s strides on combating illegal wildlife trade

UN commends Malawi’s strides on combating illegal wildlife trade

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Energy, and Mining, Welani Chilenga, has today said that the United Nations (UN) have commended
MET warns of widespread rain showers with thunderstorms across the country

MET warns of widespread rain showers with thunderstorms across the country

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) has warned that most areas in southern, central and northern regions
Government touts progress on wildlife crime alleviation

Government touts progress on wildlife crime alleviation

The Government, through the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), has registered remarkable progress in the fight against wildlife
UKBF and LWT drill MRA, Immigration and MPS officials on CITES and wildlife crime

UKBF and LWT drill MRA, Immigration and MPS officials on CITES and wildlife crime

United Kingdom Border Force (UKBF) in collaboration with Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) are training 25 officials from Malawi Revenue Authority
Two arrested for illegal possession of ivory

Two arrested for illegal possession of ivory

Police in Nkhotakota have arrested two men for illegal possession of two pairs of ivory. In an interview with Malawi
Wildlife Dept. advises public against illegal wildlife trade

Wildlife Dept. advises public against illegal wildlife trade

Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) has advised the public to refrain from participating in any wildlife crime like
Hunter caught over hippo teeth

Hunter caught over hippo teeth

  Chikwawa, August 21, 2018: Malawi Police at Nchalo in Chikwawa District are keeping in custody a hunter for the Department
Malawi’s Rangers collaborate with UK Government to combat wildlife crime

Malawi’s Rangers collaborate with UK Government to combat wildlife crime

The Majete Wildlife Reserve sits in a large basin in the south of Malawi, and the roads that lead there
Malawi’s first Detection Dogs join the fight against wildlife crime

Malawi’s first Detection Dogs join the fight against wildlife crime

Malawi’s first Wildlife Detection Dog Unit (WDDU) was officially launched on August 9th at Lilongwe’s Kamuzu International Airport, with the
Parks dept. confident Malawi wildlife population will continue to rise

Parks dept. confident Malawi wildlife population will continue to rise

Liwonde National Park has seen wildlife translocations and reintroductions following the coming in of African Parks and now the Department
Parliamentary Committee commends new wildlife laws

Parliamentary Committee commends new wildlife laws

The Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC) and its cooperating stakeholders have hailed the amended National Parks and Wildlife Act, saying
China aids Malawi in fighting wildlife crime

China aids Malawi in fighting wildlife crime

Brighton Kumchedwa, Malawi’s director of national parks and wildlife, has hailed the Chinese government, through its embassy in Malawi, for
New Regulation protects an additional 216 species

New Regulation protects an additional 216 species

The new Regulation of Species has resulted in the strict protection of an additional c. 216 species that are considered
Prince Harry holds talks with Malawi leader

Prince Harry holds talks with Malawi leader

Britain’s Prince Harry hosted Malawian president Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika at Buckingham Palace in London where they had a private
African Parks continue Malawi’s transformation in 2018

African Parks continue Malawi’s transformation in 2018

African Parks have been responsible for transforming Malawi’s wildlife in recent years, helping it to emerge as one of Africa’s
Royal visit to Malawi focuses on wildlife crime

Royal visit to Malawi focuses on wildlife crime

Last month, HRH the Duke of Gloucester flew from the UK to Malawi for a four-day official visit, with half
Malawi parliamentary conservation caucus launches 2018 programme

Malawi parliamentary conservation caucus launches 2018 programme

Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Richard Msowoya, last Friday launched the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus’ (MPCC) programme of activities for
RECORD TRAFFICKING ARRESTS, SEIZURES & CONVICTIONS IN 2017

RECORD TRAFFICKING ARRESTS, SEIZURES & CONVICTIONS IN 2017

The Department of Parks and Wildlife are proud to announce the following statistics for 2017: 114 arrests were made –
No rhinos poached in Majete for 15 years

No rhinos poached in Majete for 15 years

In the 15 years since DNPW’s partner African Parks assumed management of Majete Wildlife Reserve and reintroduced rhinos, not a
Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Justice Programme produced record results

Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Justice Programme produced record results

A wildlife crime case review has highlighted the remarkable impact of Malawi’s new court initiatives, with the percentage of custodial
DNPW Director Brighton Kumchedwa wins prestigious Tusk Award

DNPW Director Brighton Kumchedwa wins prestigious Tusk Award

Our very own DNPW Director, Brighton Kumchedwa, won the K19.5million Tusk Award for Conservation on October 4, 2017. Brighton was
The first convictions for pangolin trafficking in Malawi

The first convictions for pangolin trafficking in Malawi

The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal, and Malawi is Southern Africa’s principal transit hub for wildlife trafficking. So