2nd International Pangolin Conference Programme

People who would like to attend virtually can still register and attend this hybrid conference.

When registering, please note that there are two zone options.

Zone A: List of Countries
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and U.S.A.

Zone B: Any Country not listed under Zone A

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Day 1 - 13 September 2021

Pangolin Trade and Traditional Use

Chair: Alexis Kriel

Time Event Author/Presenter
09:00 – 09:15 Opening and welcome Alexis Kriel (Co-Chairperson of the APWG)
09:15 – 10:15 Opening Address Scales of injustice: Africa’s poor, poached pangolins & the impact of the global pandemic Ray Jansen: Outgoing Chairperson and founder of the African Pangolin Working Group, Member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Pangolin Specialist Group; Professor at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
10:15 – 11:00 Tea
11:00 – 11:30 The hunting, consumption, and trade of pangolins in sub-Saharan Africa Daniel J Ingram
11:30 – 12:00 Business as usual: limited impact of national bans and coronavirus on the sale of pangolins in a major urban bushmeat market in Cameroon Jessica Harvey-Carroll, Franklin T. Simo, Timm Sonn-Juul, Jean Pierre Tsafack, Serge Aka’a, Francis Nchembi Tarla, Andrew Fowler, Daniel J. Ingram
12:00 – 12:30 Retrieval, survival and post-release monitoring of Temminck’s pangolins (Smutsia temmickii) retrieved out of the illegal wildlife trade in South Africa Francois Meyer, Lourens Swanepoel(1) & Raymond Jansen
12:30 – 13:00 Ecology of Temminck’s pangolin in north-central Namibia Kelsey Prediger , Morgan Hauptfleisch, and Monique MacKenzie
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Developing and testing improved methods for species identification and estimate the number of Indian pangolins (Manus crassicaudata) from scales seized in the illegal trade Priyan Perera and Hirusha Randimal Algewatta
14:30 – 15:00 Assessing the feasibility of introducing Temminck’s pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), recovered from the illegal wildlife trade, into a private game reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa Craig Sholto-Douglas, Charli De Vos, Simon Naylor(1) & Ray Jansen
15:00 – 15:30 Pangolin.Africa – teaming up to save a species Helena Atkinson & Machel Van Niekerk
15:30 – 16:00 Tea & end of day one

Day 2 - 14 September 2021

Pangolin Conservation and Rehabilitation

Chair: Nicci Wright

Time Event Author/Presenter
09:00 – 09:15 Opening and announcements Nicci Wright (Co-Chairperson of the APWG)
09:15 – 09:45 Do Malaysians care? A survey of the Malaysian public towards the Sunda pangolin Chong, J. L. & Gogelawanan, K.
09:45 – 10:15 Sifting through the bag scales: a multidisciplinary review of pangolin science, patents and public interest S Heighton and P Gaubert Tea
10:15 – 11:00 Tea
11:00 – 11:30 Engaging local communities in pangolin conservation in the eastern DRC community-managed forests PALUKU MBUSA Omer, MITONDO HAMISI Alain
11:30 – 12:00 Conservation of the globally endangered pangolin and its habitat through research, education and community conservation programs in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal Prativa Kaspal
12:00 – 12:30 Reference intervals for selected haematological and clinical biochemistry measurands in Temminck’s pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) K Lourens, EH Hooijberg, L Meyer
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Raising five white-bellied pangolin pups in Nigeria Maria Diekmann, Rare & Endangered Species Trust
14:30 – 15:00 Ireti: the tale of a Nigerian pangolin Mark Rume Ofua
15:00 – 15:30 The rescue, rehabilitation and release of pangolins Nicci Wright Jessica Jimerson
15:30 – 16:00 Tea & end of day two

Day 3 - 15 September 2021

Pangolin Biology and Ecology

Chair: Ray Jansen

Time Event Author/Presenter
09:00 – 09:15 Opening and announcements Ray Jansen
09:15 – 09:45 Molecular estimation divergence time scale of Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) found in Sri Lanka from the Indian mainland H. R. Algewatta, B. G. D. N. K. de Silva, P. K. P. Perera, , L. D. C. Peiris
09:45 – 10:15 Conservation genetics of pangolins in the Congo Republic Bernáthová I, Swiacká M, Hulva P, Loubassou C B V & Černá Bolfíková B
10:15 – 11:00 Tea
11:00 – 11:30 Use of camera trap data to monitor the cryptic Indian pangolins (Manus crassicaudata): A case study from a tropical lowland rainforest in Southwest Sri Lanka Priyan Perera and Hasitha Karawita
11:30 – 12:00 Pangolins exhibit behavioural and physiological plasticity in response to fluctuations in climate and food availability in their natural environment Wendy Panaino, F. Parrini, R. Hetem, L. Meyer, D. Smith, G. van Dyk, and A. Fuller
12:00 – 12:30 Population genetics of the white-bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) in the Dahomey Gap (West Africa): challenges for tracing the local trade Stanislas Zanvo, Sylvestre C.A.M. Djagoun, Fortuné A. Azihou, Bruno Djossa, Komlan Afiademanyo, Ayodedji Olayemi, Clément Agbangla, Brice Sinsin1, Philippe Gaubert
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Judiciary and law enforcement education initiatives to combat illegal pangolin trafficking within the Greater Limpopo Transfronteir Conservation Area Alexis Kriel
14:30 – 15:00 To thwart pangolin trafficking at international level, there’s a dire need to empower local organisations, implicate local communities and ensure an effective local justice system favorable to wildlife Adams Cassinga
15:00 – 15:30 Pangolin Crisis Fund presentation Paul Thomson & Araluen Schunmann
15:30 – 16:00 Tea & end of day three

Day 4 - Thursday 16 September 2021


Chair: Matt Shirley and Keri Parker

Time Event
09:00 – 12:00 Conservation planning for Smutsia temminckii Attendees will be sent a link to join in the workshop closer to the time. Attendance is free of charge.