DNPW supports the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wild animals, releasing them back into the wild wherever possible.
The Wildlife Centre was set up in 2008 by Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, and is accredited by the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Born Free Foundation. It is home to around 200 rescued wild animals and is also the country’s largest environmental education facility, protecting an important urban wildlife reserve.
The Wildlife Emergency Response Unit was set up in 2014 to provide in-field veterinary related support for wildlife emergencies and conservation projects across Malawi. It is a joint venture between DNPW and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust. WERU aims to:
- Treat injured wildlife
- Relocate animals in conflict with communities
- Provide veterinary support to projects that monitor & protect wildlife at risk
The fully licensed mobile veterinary unit provides fast-response in-situ treatment for wild animals in distress. Led by DNPW Veterinarian, Dr Amanda Salb, it is equipped with all required drugs and firearms to immobilise and treat small and large wild animals.
For wildlife rescues contact 0884488999.