Conferences and Workshops
Conferences and workshops are hosted to bring together scientists, animal welfare and animal rights organisations, conservationists and government officials from across global pangolin range states to share their knowledge and expertise gained from their experience and research with regards pangolin ecology, biology, conservation, rehabilitation and trade.
Our aim is to forge friendships, collaborative projects and help us to better understand, manage and conserve these elusive, rare and fascinating mammals.
In September 2021, the African Pangolin Working Group successfully hosted the second international pangolin conference, at Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
This conference brought together scientists, animal welfare and animal rights organisations, conservationists and government officials from across global pangolin range states to share their knowledge and expertise gained from their experience and research in pangolin ecology, biology, conservation, rehabilitation, cultural use and trade.
Delegates attended in person or virtually via video conferencing and represented research conducted in pangolin range states as well as other concerned countries, including, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, India, Malasia, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States of America and Zimbabwe.
This was a successful follow up to the first international conference on pangolin conservation, trade and rehabilitation in South Africa which was held in October 2015.
By sharing their findings, all delegates are able to better understand these rare and little-understood mammals that are now all closer to extinction and regarded as the most traded mammals in the world.
Workshops are held more regularly for people who work in areas where they are likely to come into contact with pangolins. The focus of these workshops is to teach the best practice for handling, transportation, rehabilitation and release of compromised Temminck’s ground pangolins retrieved from the illegal wildlife trade in South Africa.
Topics covered include legal information, handling, transportation, veterinary care, rehabilitation and release protocols.
If your organisation is interested in hosting a workshop, please contact us.