Lilongwe Wildlife Centre has announced Joss Stone as their new ambassador.
The singer visited the centre when she passed through Malawi during her Total World Tour.
“Wildlife welfare is a cause very close to my heart, and to see the awesome work of the rescue team and the volunteers at the Wildlife Centre was truly inspiring,” she said. “But what’s also amazing about Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is the sheer scale of their work, which ranges from helping orphaned and injured animals and inspiring communities to protect their wildlife through to putting big ivory traffickers behind bars. I’m thrilled to be able to do my bit in support of Malawi’s wildlife and I would urge you to do whatever you can to help too.”
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s works to protect Malawi’s habitats and wildlife through:
• ADVOCACY & ENFORCEMENT initiatives that influence decision makers and help to bring wildlife criminals to justice.
• WILDLIFE RESCUE & RESEARCH programmes that support the well-being of individual animals, the survival of species and the conservation of habitats.
• CONSERVATION EDUCATION that inspires humans to live in harmony with nature.
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust was established in 2008 when their first project – Lilongwe Wildlife Centre – opened as a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education facility supporting the Government’s work fighting wildlife crimes.
Since then their rescue and education remit has expanded nationally and in 2014, they started work to combat serious wildlife crime, in particular ivory trafficking. Today, their projects support high level wildlife crime investigations, wildlife justice programmes for prosecutors and courts, and revisions to wildlife policy and legislation.
Find out more here.