Friday, 28 August 2015

Postcode Lottery grants £200,000 to Liwonde National Park

African Parks is pleased to announce that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded the charity £200,000 in funding to be used for the rehabilitation of Liwonde National Park in Malawi.

In July, African Parks concluded a 20 year agreement with the Government of Malawi to manage Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Liwonde National Park is home to the largest remaining elephant population in Malawi as well as populations of black rhino.

The funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be used for the socio-economic development of local communities, to restore the biodiversity of the park, to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, to reduce the incidence of human-wildlife conflict and to enhance the tourism product. It will also be used for the development of infrastructure which will not only facilitate park operations but also benefit local communities.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “We have been impressed by the track record of African Parks when it comes to conservation and I am delighted that the support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will contribute to the protection of wildlife in Malawi.”

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