This year’s Evening, hosted by The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust, will again be at the Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road entrance, London SW7 2AR on Tuesday 06 November 2012.
(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - September 25th, 2012 - This year’s Evening, hosted by The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust, will again be at the Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road entrance, London SW7 2AR on Tuesday 06 November 2012. Doors open at 6pm. Lecture starts at 6.45 pm.
We are very pleased that this year the lecture in the Ondaatje Theatre will be given jointly by Jerry Kent and Lisa Holyhead who did a superb job as volunteer Trust Managers based at Chelinda during their travels in Africa. Now back in the UK the title of their lecture will be “One Land Rover, Two Lawyers, Three Years – Our 70,000 Mile Journey Through Africa”.
Many “do” the Cape to Cairo in eight weeks but Lisa and Jerry, both lawyers taking a year out, embraced “Africa time” and took three years! They visited some of the continent’s most wild and remote places, all the time in the company of their trusty Land Rover. Their travelogue will be an extraordinary photographic journey as Jerry’s photographic skills have become renowned. This is an illustrated lecture not to be missed.
During the evening a cash bar will operate. Original paintings of birds of the Nyika and Vwaza by David Kelly will be on sale with matching notelet cards. Also Malawi Calendars 2013 by WESM (Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi).
An Application Form for tickets (£18 per person, the same as the past 2 years, or £9 per student) can be downloaded here or from Peter Lawrance, The Malt House, 50 Brewery Road, Horsell, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4NA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel : 01483 714130
About Nyika-Vwaza Trusts
The Nyika-Vwaza Trusts are the only Malawian and UK trusts solely dedicated to conserving the precious wildlife and habitats of Northern Malawi, in particular the Nyika National Park and the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve. Although protected by law, these are delicate ecosystems vulnerable to the ravages of fire and neglect through lack of financial resources.
The Nyika-Vwaza Trust began operations in the Nyika National Park in early 2004. The Trust offered assistance to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in various ways. The initial focus, which remains an essential one, was basic but vital park management. Tasks included implementing a controlled back burning programme, designed to protect the most precious parts of the Park, as well as road maintenance and control of exotic species. In more recent times, the Trust has supported a number of initiatives which have benefited the local communities who live adjacent to the Nyika and Vwaza. In addition, the Nyika-Vwaza Trust employs as many as 40 local people to help implement our various projects. This brings much-needed employment to an impoverished area and means that our local communities are at the heart of what we do.
The Nyika-Vwaza (UK) Trust was also established in 2004. Its objects are to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the Nyika and Vwaza and to promote the education of the public in the conservation of these areas. Essentially, the UK Trust is the UK fund-raising sister charity of the Malawi Trust, both of which are legally separate entities.