our Projects

Carnivore Research Malawi (CRM) aims to conserve carnivores in Malawi through applied research, conservation and education. WDCM changed to CRM in January 2015 in due to the large volume of wider carnivore research and conservation activities being undertaken.

CRM works in collaboration with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Malawi (DNPW), Nottingham Trent University UK, Cardiff University, University of Bristol and Lilongwe Wildlife Trust.

Current Projects

Urban Hyaena Research Project

We are researching the population of urban spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi.

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Wild Dog Research Project

We are conducting applied research to assess the status and distribution of the endangered African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) in Malawi.

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We are monitoring the carnivore guild in Nyika NP, assessing diet, dsitrubution and abundance on the plateau.


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Past projects

Hyaena Trans-location Project

We conducted a conservation translocation of spotted hyaena into Liwonde National Park to mitigate human wildlife conflict.

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Volunteer blog

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How you can help

Find out how you can help by volunteering, making a donation, or sponsoring here.