PAW is established as a not-for-profit company and charitable Trust. The Trust has a legal agreement, called a concession, with the Government of Malawi and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, to deliver conservation, eco tourism and poverty reduction programmes at Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve.
Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve is a small and beautiful Reserve, only 135 km2 with over 60,000 people living close to its boundaries in what is a remote part of southern Africa. Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve is very fragile and has lost most of its animals, so PAW Trust's long term objectives are:
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
- conserving the world’s biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is ustainable
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.