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Through your generous support, the Nyika-Vwaza Trust in Malawi works with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to improve the conservation of wildlife in the Nyika National Park and the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve.

The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust will provide the funding for year on year operational costs and specific projects through the generosity of its supporters.
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The Nyika-Vwaza Trust and
the Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust

The Nyika-Vwaza Trusts are the only Malawian and UK trusts solely dedicated to conserving the precious wildlife and habitats of Northern Malawi, in particular the Nyika National Park and the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve. Although protected by law, these are delicate ecosystems vulnerable to the ravages of fire and neglect through lack of financial resources.

The Nyika-Vwaza Trust began operations in the Nyika National Park in early 2004. The Trust offered assistance to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in various ways. The initial focus, which remains an essential one, was basic but vital park management. Tasks included implementing a controlled back burning programme, designed to protect the most precious parts of the Park, as well as road maintenance and control of exotic species. In more recent times, the Trust has supported a number of initiatives which have benefited the local communities who live adjacent to the Nyika and Vwaza. In addition, the Nyika-Vwaza Trust employs as many as 40 local people to help implement our various projects. This brings much-needed employment to an impoverished area and means that our local communities are at the heart of what we do.

The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust was also established in 2004. Its objects are to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the Nyika and Vwaza and to promote the education of the public in the conservation of these areas. Essentially, the UK Trust is the UK fund-raising sister charity of the Malawi Trust, both of which are legally separate entities. To view the Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust’s Mission Statement, click here.