Malawi - Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM)

BirdLife Affiliate

Founded in 1947
Members: 200
Staff: 16
Private Bag 578, LIMBE, MW


Mission of the organisation

The WESM mission is to inform and support public participation in the wise use of Malawi’s wildlife and natural environment and always speak up for it in national and local development efforts/fora.


Key Activities

WESM’s projects focus on working with communities bordering protected areas (national parks, wildlife reserves and forest reserves) to reduce pressure on the PAs and promoting environmental education in schools through Establishing and strengthening community governance structures, Economic Empowerment, Community sensitization, Natural Resource Management and Microloans for income generation.