Ranging across open savannah woodlands, Miombo and Mopane forests, Malawi contains a range of forest ecosystems that both wildlife and people depend on. And they need your help.
Nearly 96% of Malawi’s population depends on forests for their livelihoods, especially wood for basic fuel and heating. Meanwhile, with over 80% of the population dependent on agriculture, land is often cleared for crops. These factors together with a growing population challenge Malawi in transitioning to a forest-forward economy that balances the needs of people and nature. Recognizing this, Malawi’s government has taken important steps to combat deforestation by investing in long term natural resource management solutions to combat climate change, improve watersheds and develop sustainable livelihoods for the future.