Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM)
Established in 1947, WESM is the oldest conservation NGO in Malawi championing environmental education, natural resource management, conservation and research. It is a membership based organisation that was behind the proposal of establishment of major National Parks in Malawi. It holds historical biodiversity data and conduct research that inform national policy.
As part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the bird trade, BirdLife has embarked on a study to compile all existing information about bird killing, trapping and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’re inviting you to get in touch with any information that can help us fill in the gaps.
Across Africa, vulture populations have catastrophically declined over the last 50 years, with overall decline rates of up to 97%. Today, 7 out of 11 African-Eurasian vulture species are at risk of extinction, underlining this decline.