Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi (Wesm) Mulanje Branch has underscored the need to involve the youth in the environmental conservation.
Mulanje Wesm Branch chairperson Norman Masamba said this on Monday at Mulanje Park during the commemoration of World Environment Day organised in collaboration with Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) under the theme Connecting people to nature.
“It is important to train young ones to conserve the environment so that they should grow with the spirit of appreciating the importance of nature,” he said.
In his remarks, Mulanje assistant district forestry officer David Bello said it is difficult to determine whether there is an improvement in environmental conservation in the district.
On his part, MMCT environmental education and communications programme officer Kondwani Chamwala described the day as important, saying all citizens should be involved in conserving the environment.
The event started with a big walk from Chitakale to Mulanje Park. n