To conserve Africa’s pangolin species and the habitat they occupy
Pangolin – the venerable ‘wise old man’ of the African bush – is said to be a totem of good luck and the bringer of rain. This enigmatic creature that holds the secrets of 85 million years of evolution is now the most poached mammal on the planet. Find out about the unseen lives of these rare creatures and how you can join us in averting their extinction.
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IN THE NEWS – Curbing consumption of pangolins
Use of pangolins for bushmeat and African traditional medicine, particularly in poor communities, is complicated by the growing, unsustainable demand for scales from Asia. Alexis Kriel investigated for Oxpeckers.org (Pictured above: A full pangolin skin with all the scales intact, for sale in an African…
IN THE NEWS – Africa’s pangolins caught in ‘the perfect storm’
Recent seizures of huge hauls of scales have turned Nigeria into Africa’s key illegal pangolin exporting country. The APWG’s Alexis Kriel investigates what is driving the trade in this article published in Oxpeckers.org (Photo above: Lagos market: The peddlar offered two live pangolins to a…
Chinese lawmakers propose a ban on the sale of pangolin products for traditional medicine
Reblogged from the Environmental Investigation Agency (see the original post here) 7th March, 2019 Members of China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature, have made a public announcement to propose a ban on the use of pangolin products for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).The proposals will…
IN THE NEWS – Pangolin rescued from poachers in Limpopo
The Press release from Welgevonden Game Reserve, written by Jessica Oosthuyse was published by African Geographic and is republished here with their permission. A joint security operation led to the arrest of five pangolin poachers in Vaalwater, Limpopo earlier this February. “We received word of…
IN THE NEWS – Saving trafficked pangolins, one release at a time
This article, written and photographed by Steff McWilliam (wild_is_life) was pubished in Africa Geographic and is republished here with their permission. Amidst the catastrophe of wildlife poaching and trafficking, where animals such as rhinos, lions and elephants often take the spotlight, there is one very small creature that is mostly…
IN THE NEWS – Huisgenoot November 2015
Huisgenoot published this article in 2015 Download a pdf version here