Mulanje Wildlife Clubs Hike

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Students tour the experimental cedar plots on Chambe plateau.

Students from Nansato and Nkanda wildlife clubs hiked to Chambe Hut on Mulanje Mountain Biosphere Reserve. The objective of the initiative was to nurture a sense of responsibility in students as future leaders, towards environmental management and protection.

To emphasize the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss crises, and the need for urgent appropriate action to solve these problems and to promote students’ participation in activities that help them acquire knowledge and sensitivity to the environment. Students were engaged in plastic clean-up of the skyline to Chambe and Chapaluka paths and clean-up of France’s cottage and Chambe hut. 

Chambe plateau is known for the experimental cedar plots planted by Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust under the Darwins Initiative therefore, the students had a chance to appreciate the efforts done by Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust and different stakeholders in restoring the endemic critically endangered Mulanje Cedar at the experimental field trials at Malevoni plots. 

Thereafter, Environmental education talk and quiz was done to impart students with knowledge and skill for solving environmental problems. The winners were given exercise books that will help them in their studies.