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Sustainable forest management

Malawi is endowed with abundant forest resources, which provide communities with valuable wood and non-wood products. However, they are under growing threat from increasing human and livestock population pressures and greater frequency of extreme weather events. Sustainably managed forests and even mixed agroforestry systems can provide reliable livelihoods for rural people. They can play an important role in regulating flows of water, soil and nutrients on which all of Malawian society depends, and in regulating the regional and global climate.

From poacher to bee-keeper: the story of Chikondi

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Living in harmony with nature has proven its benefits to villagers surrounding Majete Wildlife Reserve. This feature story shows how support for an eco-friendly job has been transformational for one man and his family.

Majete Wildlife Reserve: restoring nature and securing local jobs

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A nature conservation initiative in Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi is providing sustainable jobs for local people – and helping the communities’ youngsters to know what a tall tree or an elephant looks like, for the first time in their lives.