Mr. Joseph H. Hosmer,

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to you and Dr. Phillipe Chardonnet, personally, for raising lion survey funds and sending Dr. Pascal Mesochina to Malawi to undertake the survey.

Dr. Pascal Mesochina and staff of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife worked together and successfully completed the Malawi lion survey, whose report is to be produced.  I am aware that a presentation at the 2010 Safari Club Internationalmeeting held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe,  was made.  Unfortunately, Clement Mbota, who was appointed to attend the meeting failed to travel.  Furthermore, I was also unable to travel to the 2011 Safari Club International meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA, due to budgetary problems.  Either Clement Mbota or myself will endevour to attend future meetings.

I have just recently written to Mr. George Pangeti in Zimbabwe to request him to consider assisting Malawi to conduct a wildlife survey (census) of Nyika National Park (northern park zone), whose outcome might assist in decision making for future resource utilization.

I and my Department are extremely grateful for the growing relationship between SCI, IGF and us.

Yours sincerely,

L. D. Sefu.

Director of National Parks and Wildlife, Malawi

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