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MALAWI

Malawi’s elephants are all in protected areas, often surrounded by farmland with large human populations. By far the largest elephant population is in Liwonde National Park, at the southern tip of Lake Malawi. Malawi joined the EPI in 2015.

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE

NEAP DEVELOPED

PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED

MALAWI'S
EPI FRIEND OF THE MONTH

BRIGHTON KUMCHEDWA

July 2018

Our EPI Friend of the Month is Brighton Kumchedwa, Director of Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife. Brighton was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa in 2017.

RESOURCES FOR MALAWI

If you would like to learn more about Malawi's National Elephant Action Plan, or other resources developed with the Government of Malawi, please get in touch.

Country Area: 118,480 km²

Elephant Range Area: 7,789 km² (7%)

Protected Range: 89%

Estimated Elephant Population: 1,307

CITES Appendix: I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report