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The Return of Mpasa Fish to Nkhata Bay District

More exciting news has been received about the Ripple Africa community-led Fish for Tomorrow programme! This time it’s from member Sammy Kachikunje who wrote: “My name is Sammy Kachikunje and I work for Ripple Africa as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. … Continue reading

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The return of the Chimwi fish (Labeobarbus) to Lake Malawi

On 13th June 2019, a local fisherman, Clement Chirwa, brought a large fish that we had not seen before to sell to us at Ripple Africa at Mwaya Beach, Nkhata Bay District on the shores of Lake Malawi. The local … Continue reading

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Community effort results in charcoal confiscations

Choma Hill Forest Conservation committee members, with support from the Forestry Department, mounted roadblocks and 60 bags of charcoal and 22 push bikes were confiscated. A further 42 bags of charcoal and 14 push bikes and were confiscated by Choma … Continue reading

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BBC News feature Fish Conservation Project

We’re excited to be featured on BBC News! This is a ‘BBC Africa One Minute Story’ featuring Force Ngwira, Country Director for RIPPLE Africa, talking about our efforts to stop the use of mosquito nets for fishing in Lake Malawi … Continue reading

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International Day of Forests

Today is International Day of Forests, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests. The theme for 2019 is ‘Forests and Education’ and we believe education is key in all our projects. In Malawi, Africa, deforestation … Continue reading

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Royal approval for Force at the Tusk Awards

Congratulations to Force, Country Director for RIPPLE Africa, on being a 2018 finalist of the Tusk Awards for Conservation in Africa. The Tusk Conservation Awards celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields and … Continue reading

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World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21 November around the world, highlighting the importance of fishing for food, income and pleasure. A recent United Nations study reported that more than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished or are … Continue reading

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A Visit to RIPPLE Africa

Nkhata Bay, Malawi 21st-26th September 2017 This was my first visit to Malawi and RIPPLE Africa (RA). During a two and a half hour drive north from Lilongwe paralleling part of the western shoreline of Lake Malawi, which is 560km … Continue reading

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RIPPLE Africa is making magic happen in Lake Malawi!

Many of you know that one of our most important environmental projects is Fish for Tomorrow – a community led fish conservation project, which is proving extremely successful in the parts of Nkhata Bay District where it operates so far. … Continue reading

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