Welcome to Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria
Also Known as Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nigeria (PCWGN).
Fact #1 about Pangolins
The Pangolin, otherwise known as the scaly anteater, is the only mammal in the world to be covered from head to toe in keratin scales (the same as human finger nails). These scales account for up to 20% of a Pangolin’s entire weight.
Fact #2 about Pangolins
They inhabit tropical forests, dry woodlands and the savannah. Some pangolins spend their time up in trees and others sleep in burrows underground.
Fact #3 about Pangolins
The name Pangolin is derived from the Malay word ‘pengguling’, which means ‘rolling up’. This is in reference to the animal’s defence mechanism of rolling up into a tight little hardened ball when they are under threat.
Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria also known as Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nigeria (PCWGN) works mainly to ensure that pangolins are protected in Nigeria through research, awareness creation and relevant collaborations.
It was a very special time for us as we celebrated #WorldPangolinDay2023! Prof. Morenikeji gave the first lecture, highlighting the vision, operations and achievements of the Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria.
CITES COP19 urges parties to remove references to pangolins from ‘official pharmacopoeia’…
And also encouraged conducting workshops on law enforcement concerned with illegal cross-border movement of live pangolin including the trade market, its smuggling routes, methods *and end consumer markets for live and parts and specimens of the animal for stakeholders by respective governments and organizations.*
The four-day training on “Community-Based Pangolin Conservation and Protection” was an assembly of the Epe community’s traditional leaders, religious leaders, youths, hunters, bush meat sellers, market women and men, the Federal Ministry of Environment and law enforcement agencies such as the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), the Nigerian Customs Service, Civil Defence, Immigration etc.
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