Republic of Malawi
Forest reserves are specific areas gazetted for government forests. Forest reserves are filled with woodlands, most commonly miombo/brachastegia woodlands, and striking variety of plants and indigenous trees.
Gazetted as a forest reserve in 1927, the Mulanje Forest Reserve is unique for its ecosystem. The reserve is home to a variety of rare life forms such as Mulanje Cedar, Whites Sunflower, Erica and scarce herbs and grass species. The reserve is famous for its plateau and Michesi Hills which tourists like hike for the views and unique environment. Mount Mulanje, where the Mulanje Forest Reserve is located, is a catchment area for different rivers and is highly valued by surrounding communities because of its unique features that preserves and sustains life forms. The Department of Forestry and Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust (MCCT) spearhead the area's sustainable management and conservation.