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AboutNkhotakota

NKHOTAKOTA WILDLIFE RESERVE IN CENTRAL MALAWI IS THE COUNTRY’S OLDEST PROTECTED PARK AND ONE OF ITS LAST REMAINING WILDERNESS AREAS.

 

Unfortunately, human encroachment and illegal hunting have driven most of the park’s wildlife—including black rhino, lion, cheetah and wild dog— to local extinction. But with more than 280 bird species, Nkhotakota is one of Malawi’s most important bird areas, and is still home to remnant populations of elephant, warthog, baboon and waterbuck.

 

By controlling illegal hunting, alleviating conflict, and working alongside communities to deliver needed benefits, Nkhotakota is poised to become one of Malawi’s most important sanctuaries for wildlife. 

Nkhotakota is poised to become one of Malawi’s most important sanctuaries for wildlife
Nkhotakota is poised to become one of Malawi’s most important sanctuaries for wildlife © Mike Dexter