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.
2nd International Pangolin Conference
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Meet our pangolin people
Our people are all passionate about pangolins. Whether they are researcher, hands-on wildlife experts or experienced rehabilitators, they are all dedicated to the struggle to stop a species extinction.
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Understanding pangolins and where they come into conflict with humans is essential to the survival of the species.
IN MEMORIUM – Melinda de Beer
At the African Pangolin Working Group we have some inkling of the love that our followers have for pangolins because of comments on social media and support for our work. Every now and then we get an insight into this love that makes us stop…
NEWS – War, WhatsApp and White-bellied pangolins
It is hard enough keeping pangolins safe in countries at peace, but even harder when you are stuck in the middle of a conflict zone. This account of a pangolin rescue had been put together from the WhatApp messages between an incredible team of dedicated…
NEWS – Catch up with Talking to the Ancient Ones
If you missed APWG co-chair, Alexis Kriel and Wildlife photographer, Gareth Thomas in conversation with Pea Horsley last year, then you can catch up or re-watch them here. Who are the people involved? PEA HORSLEY is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communication specialists. Sowing…
NEWS – CITES CoP19 feedback – a win for wildlife
The Environmental Investigation Agency, published an easily readable post listing the agreements achieved at CITES CoP19 this November. The original can be found here. We are happy that it is an overall win for wildlife, especially the agreement about pangolins. Pangolins were off to a…
Livestream CITES CoP19 between 14 and 25 November 2022
While the world has been focussing on CoP 27 United Nations Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, there is another, related and equally important CoP meeting happening in Panama for the next 10 days – the CITES CoP Conference. ‘CoP’ meeting is the most important…
NEWS – The African Pangolin Working Group’s new identity
We are delighted to share an exciting new phase of growth, with the launch of our new logo and branding. We have spent many months pondering on the perfect way to represent every aspect of our work and then fate lent a hand. While we…