The Nyika Vwaza (UK) Trust works to improve the conservation of both the fauna and flora od the Nyika National Park and the Vwaza March Wildlife Reserve through its programme of education in the communities surrounding the protected areas and its work in applied research to find solutions to significant threats to the ecology of these areas.
The Trust provides funding for these activities largely through the generosity of its supporters.
The Nyika-Vwaza Trust is the only trust 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 (UK) Trust was established in 2004. Its initial objects were to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the Nyika and Vwaza through the Nyika Vwaza Trust in Malawi and to promote the education of the public in the conservation of these areas. At the end of 2014 the Trust in UK withdrew its financial support for management and the operational activities in Malawi as it was felt this was no longer a cost-effective way of promoting conservation in those areas. While education on conservation issues continues to be a principal support objective the Trust now promotes and offers grants to research issues of significant conservation concern with a view to helping the environmental management of these habitats. To view the Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust’s Mission Statement, click here.