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WELCOME TO WESM - THE WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY OF MALAWI (Blantyre Branch)

This is WESM’s 70th Anniversary! We will be having a special event each month to celebrate this milestone


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.

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WESM KIDS DISCOVERY WORKSHOP

WESM Kids Discovery Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 10 am at Game Haven. This event will be just a part of Game Haven's huge fun/fair day, which promises to be an exciting event. Rachael Cooper Bohannon, Blantyre's new bat specialist, will lead the discussion on bats, with a craft to follow.

The Game Haven Fair has no entry fee (I believe), although there will be K1000 charge per child (K500 for WESM members). Geared for primary school aged children. Please register so we have an idea of how many children are coming. Spaces may be limited! davemontreuil@gmail.com


10 am - 11:30 Game Haven

MARCH 25th & 26th

Citizen science comes again to Blantyre. Just spend a one hour (although longer is also possible!) in your backyard sometime on the weekend and make a note of each different species of bird you see. We recommend from 6 am to 7 am, but any time will do! If you can accurately identify a bird by sound, that can be counted as well. If you unsure of the species, you are welcome to send in photos or descriptions, or you can just leave it out.

If you want to try it, but would like to join someone, several gardens might be open for the event. Dave Montreuil will be doing the count in his Sunnyside garden on Sunday morning. WESM members are welcome to join him - email first to make sure there is room - davemontreuil@gmail.com

Tiwonge Gawa, our resident ornithologist, will tabulate the results and compare the findings to other years.
Lists to complete and sample bird guide can be found on our website here. I have also included a list to print out on the next page. Email completed lists to birdsmalawi@gmail.com.

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WESM’S 70th ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER

Thanks to all who had a hand helping, donating, and attending WESM's 70th Gala Celebration Dinner at La Caverna, last Friday night. The weather half heartedly tried to dampen our spirits, but a combination of plastic sheets, umbrellas and a large marquis kept us (mostly) dry. Wine was drunk, music was played, people laughed, and K909,200 was raised for WESM - a huge fundraising success!

Photos are up here, if you care to have a look!

WESM’S 2017 CALENDAR ON SALE NOW!!

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Everyone is interested in this! Available now for K6000 for WESM members or K6500 for not-yet-members at La Caverna, Crystals, and Jambo Africa. Photos by WESM members, proceeds go to conservation!

(Did you notice the sparrow peeking over the calendar? :))

MARCH NEWSLETTER OUT NOW

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WESM IS ACTIVE ON FACEBOOK

WESM is now updating regularly on Facebook. Go to our Facebook page here, and click join to receive regular updates!