Malawi has rich biodiversity with its ample variety of species and habitats and is home to Lake Malawi, one of the most biologically significant lakes in the world. The country’s biodiversity is mainly threatened by high human population growth and agricultural expansion.

  • Malawi is in the initial stages of its assessment process under BES-Net II, with support from the Environmental Affairs Department and UNEP-WCMC.
  • Malawi is a priority country for future catalytic support under BES-Net II’s BES Solution Fund to promote the uptake of national ecosystem assessment recommendations once the process is finalized.
  • Malawi is also receiving support from BES-Net to contribute to national efforts addressing land degradation, building on the latest knowledge and evidence.

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