So far this year, Liwonde National Park has seen lions re-introduced, with there also being plans to introduce more there and at Majete Wildlife Reserve. Giraffes are also expected to be introduced at Majete as, according to African Parks, none of Malawi's state parks and reserves currently have giraffe.
The Malawi government has also just expanded African Parks’ management of Liwonde to the adjoining Mangochi Forest Reserve, making it the fourth Malawi-based park to come under the NGO’s management.
The new developments build on 2017 achievements, including; the #500 elephants project into Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, supported by the UK’s Prince Harry, and which captured the attention of wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists around the world as it was the largest elephant translocation ever recorded.
Additionally, during 2017, over 1,000 wildlife were also moved into Nkhotakota, with cheetah also returning to Malawi for the first time in 20 years, at Liwonde.