WELCOME TO THE WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY OF MALAWI, BLANTYRE BRANCH

WESM has been dedicated to protecting Malawi’s remarkable diversity of animals and habitats for over 70 years. Strictly non-profit, we rely on donations from individuals and businesses in Malawi and from around the world to fund our work. This site provide details on WESM's branch in Blantyre.

CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Our Facebook page has up to date messages about branch activities, conservation efforts in Malawi and other items of interest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WESMBlantyre/

WESM’S 2021 CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE

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WESM calendars make fabulous gifts and are great for shipping! Due to logistical difficulties imposed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, we had to reduce the number of calendars printed this year, so do get yours soon. Order directly from WESM Blantyre by emailing wesmblantyre@gmail.com 

Cost is MK8,000 for paid-up WESM members and MK8,500 for non-members. 

 
Calendars can also be purchased at Crystal’s Florists and La Caverna.

Overseas members can order calendars through the
Assistant Treasurer of Friends of WESM, Lindsey Macdonald, at lindseywesmbt@gmail.com.


WHY JOIN WESM BLANTYRE?

Michiru Nature Sanctuary: The Branch provides ongoing assistance to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to help maintain this beautiful stand of indigenous forest by funding trail slashing and minor road works. The Branch has also recently refurbished the Paul Taylor Education Centre and has provided a toilet/ablution block and eleven scout houses.

Wildlife Clubs: The Branch supports over 300 School- and Church-based Wildlife Clubs across the Southern Region of Malawi to educate, raise awareness and provide material support for tree-planting and conservation activities.

Monthly Talks: The Branch invites guest speakers to give talks on a wide range of environmental issues. These talks take place every second Tuesday of the month at Blantyre Sports Centre and are open to all members and to the public at large.

Lengwe Game Count: The Branch has been conducting an annual Game Count in Lengwe National Park since 1966. Over two days in October, members working in three-hour shifts count and record the mammals drinking at the park’s waterholes. The primary objective is to monitor the population of Nyala antelope.

Incentives: The Branch provides an annual cash incentive to the best-performing scouts in Michiru Nature Sanctuary and Lengwe National Park, to reward their efforts in conserving Malawi’s wildlife.

Camping weekends: Each year, the Branch hosts camping weekends in both Mwabvi and Majete Nature Sanctuaries, open to all members. The weekend in Majete also provides the opportunity for members to join in a guided walk through the park.

Michiru Family Fun Day: Every year in September, the Branch hosts a family day in Michiru Nature Sanctuary with children’s activities including hikes, games and crafts, all with a focus on conservation.

Library and Headquarters: Both the Branch and WESM HQ maintain offices at the Heritage Centre in Limbe. The centre also contains a library that is free to the public.