The idea for PAW was first formulated when Gaynor Asquith travelled to Malawi in 2003. PAW was registered in the UK as a not-for-profit company in 2004, and as a charitable trust in 2005. 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. The UK Trust fundraises for the conservation work in Malawi, promotes sound conservation principles and also organises an education programme. We promote conservation and fundraise across the world, mainly in English speaking countries, but we also have volunteers and friends in a number of other countries and are always keen to hear from new ones! We have a small group of Trustees made up of representatives from our sponsor companies and volunteer fundraisers. We are always looking for people who can give significant time to our work.