ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS IS KEY IN PANGOLIN CONSERVATION.
The University of Ibadan has once again shown its pride of place as the Premier University in Nigeria as it allocates 3.5acres of land for pangolin conservation and research in the country. This is a huge step in the right direction for pangolins and other endangered species conservation in Nigeria, experts say. When fully built, […]
Two African pangolin species, white-bellied (Phataginus tricuspis) and the giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea) have been moved from vulnerable to endangered, the other two African species are vulnerable on the IUCN red List. We recently rescued some very lovely white-bellied pangolins from trade.
A Call to Save the Pangolin! Pangolins provide the earth with all-natural pest control. They are fantastic tenders of soil. Their presence alongside other organisms and processes within the habitat they live in, is absolutely imperative to continued healthy ecosystem functioning. The need to actively and aggressively conserve this animal stems from the fact that […]
The Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria has said to mark this year’s World Pangolin Day, it will embark on an awareness campaign for the preservation of pangolin, an endangered mammal. The guild, in a statement on Thursday by its chairman, Prof. Olajumoke Morenikeji, said it was collaborating with AFRINET Radio and TV Network, African Pangolin Working Group […]
The Comptroller General of NCS, Col Hameed Ali(retd), disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday while informing the media about the seizure of $8.06m cash off the tarmac at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed airport. Ali said the Pangolin scales were intercepted along the Isheri axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. He noted that Pangolin […]
In just a space of less than one week, two huge shipments of pangolin scales from Nigeria were intercepted in Singapore. Both containers bound for Vietnam contained 12.9 tonnes (worth $52.3 million) and 12.7 tonnes (worth $51.6 million) of pangolin scales, totalling 25.6 tonnes. The single shipment of 12.9 tonnes is the largest so far […]