His Royal Highness’ visit underscores the ardent strides Malawi has made in conservation and acknowledges the ongoing collaboration between African Parks, the Malawi Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and more recently with the British Military. While in the park, HRH paid tribute to Guardsman Talbot, who was tragically killed by an elephant earlier this year. He visited the ranger training base where training has been enhanced with expertise in tracking, information analysis, bush craft and patrol skills, and he observed a training demonstration. HRH also unveiled a plaque in the contiguous Mangochi Forest Reserve to commemorate its inclusion into The Queens Canopy - a unique network of forest conservation initiatives resonating in all 53 countries of the Commonwealth. And, lastly, he spent some time visiting Liwonde’s various community projects and park-supported schools.
This visit, although focused in Liwonde, highlights the Malawian Government as an emerging conservation leader, who has produced some of the continent’s most hopeful conservation stories - from the restoration of its parks and the protection of its natural heritage, to the strengthening of its legal framework – and they are a partner we are truly proud to be affiliated with.
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