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Video February 26, 2019

Restoring Malawi’s Shire River Basin

According to the latest World Bank Country Environment Analysis (CEA) report, Malawi faces an environmental cycle of decline and degradation. It has lost over half of its natural forests between 1972 and 1992 – a rate of 2.5% per year. Loss of forests and habitats affect the water table and also results in the loss of biodiversity. The World Bank has a long history of supporting the Government of Malawi to improve land and water management. Through the Global Wildlife Program funded by the Global Environment Facility and led by the World Bank, the Government of Malawi is executing a project that improves park management and operations, promotes nature-based tourism, and invest in community-led conservation projects.