Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve
One of ABC's field research centers is located in Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve (VMWR). VMWR is a national game reserve located in the Northern District of Malawi, it covers an area of 1,000km2 of flat terrain, its water source being the Nyika plateau which lies to the north and east. It is home to a wide variety of large mammals in Malawi and a fascinating range of lowland bird species.
Our research aims is to establish a long-term biodiversity monitoring project (BMP) to determine and monitor bat population trends, assess species threats and provide conservation recommendations.
The VMWR research camp is rustic but very comfortable with canvas safari tents, equipped with beds, mattresses, linen, comfy sofas and generator/solar power, flushing toilets and working showers.