2 November 2017
A mere three decades ago, more than 300 elephants graced the steep foothills of the Nyika Plateau spanning the international boundary between Malawi and Zambia. Tragically, extreme poaching pressure resulted in an estimated 67% decline in this population since 1992.
Earlier this year, Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining through the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, supported by South African-based NGO, Peace Parks Foundation, entered into an agreement to translocate the 34 elephants from Liwonde National Park - managed by African Parks - to the plateau of Nyika National Park.
In Liwonde the carrying capacity for elephant had been far exceeded. Nyika, on the other hand, still offers ample space, and indeed, will benefit from the addition of new elephant groups to improve viability of the herd and fast-track recovery of critical numbers – making this translocation a win for both the elephants and the park.
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8 August 2017New life for Elephants in Nyika National Park
Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining through the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, supported by South African-based NGO, Peace Parks Foundation, this month translocatedread more
5 July 2017Park receives first vehicle in almost 20 years!
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7 July 2015Treaty establishing the Malawi-Zambia Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) signed
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12 November 2014President Peter Mutharika of Malawi becomes an honorary patron
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11 November 2014Cross-border collaboration in the Malawi-Zambia TFCA
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4 August 2014Further funding for the Malawi-Zambia TFCA
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17 May 2012Norway Grant Agreement for Nyika TFCA signed
Following on an earlier report regarding the funding secured for the Nyika TFCA involving Malawi and Zambia, the Norway Grant Agreement was signed on 16 May 2012.read more
26 April 2012Sustainable management of the Nyika TFCA
Earlier this year the World Bank announced that all conditions had been met for it to release a Global Environmental Facility Trust Fund Grant to the value of $4.82 million to develop the Nyika TFCAread more
3 December 2008Working with WCS and COMACO
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