Protecting Pangolins In Southern Africa

Protecting Pangolins In Southern Africa



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Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals on the planet.

All eight species of pangolins are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) SSC Pangolin Specialist Group.

In the past 10 years, poachers have killed over 1,000,000 pangolins.

The situation is urgent. We need to stop the killing, trafficking, and demand for pangolin scales and meat - believed in some Asian countries to have medicinal properties. Unless we act now, the current trajectory is that at least two of the species will be extinct within the next 10 years.

Working with our partners on the ground in Namibia, we are working to protect the endangered Temminck's pangolin in Southern Africa.

Our mission here is clear, prevent the torment and torture of the pangolin in the illegal wildlife trade – and in doing so, stop the pangolin from being driven to extinction. Working with our partners on the ground, we are taking a multipronged approach to conserve the pangolin, addressing three crucial areas:

  • Lead pangolin conservation-based research to discover more about these mysterious animals and crucially, ensure the successful rehabilitation of rescued pangolins.
  • Engage the local community in pangolin conservation through employment and education opportunities such as Pangolin Rangers and Researchers.
  • Raise awareness of the pangolin, and its exploitation. 

We are supporting PCRF as they build their strategy and plans, including PCRF’s future development project to create a pangolin rehabilitation centre.

Through employing local community members to protect pangolins, to forming one of the first comprehensive conservation-based research databases on the species, your donation will play a critical role in fighting wildlife crime. Please donate today to help save the world’s most exploited animal.  This is important.

Thank you for not ignoring the plight of the pangolin.

Find out more here.