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capacity building

We are working in close collaboration with in-country partners Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) and the Lilongwe City Council (LCC).


Through these long term partnerships we are building capacity in wildlife research, conservation, and veterinary practice.

We build local capacity through:

              Student Attachment Programmes



              Training workshops

               Veterinary Training

student attachments

Each year between April and September we host 6-8 undergraduate students on our team. Students are attached to us as placement/interns and work alongside our staff to recieve training in all aspects of our work, from camera trapping, darting, diet and data analysis. 

Some students complete their undergraduate projects with us too.


training workshops

Every year we conduct a variety of stakeholder training workshops with our partners. 

To date we have covered QGIS mapping, camera trapping, darting and capture techniques, and large mammal surveying including distance sampling.


veterinary training

Currently there is a lack of wildlife veterinary capacity in Malawi. We work closely with the Government Veterinary Department to provide training and attachment opportunities.

Students who are still training or just completed join our team on darting and veterinary procedures, to obtain experience in immobilistation and capture techniques of free ranging wild animals.

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