The warm heart of Africa, Malawi, is a land-locked tropical country in south-east Africa. The country is endowed with a large number of species and diverse habitats within its unique flora. With a surface area of 29,600 km2 Africa's third largest lake, Lake Malawi is widely regarded as the most biologically important lake in the world. Due to its global importance for biodiversity conservation, Lake Malawi National Park inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984.
The economy in Malawi is highly dependent on diverse biological resources, rich wildlife and endemic fish species provide a livelihood for thousands in the country while encouraging ecotourism. The BIOFIN Initiative in Malawi started in September 2015 and commitment to participate in BIOFIN implementation phase starting from 2018.