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Pangolins Going Through Torrid Times: Ho...

Collaboration with law enforcemnt agencies

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 […]

Stakeholders lament illicit trade in Afr...

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Amid continuous depletion of African Pangolin population, especially for international trade cumulating to the loss of over $900million yearly, environmentalists have stressed the need to raise awareness on the endangered species and put in place reward system for those who help in ensuring seizures of the highly priced mammal. Pangolins are African /Asian mammal that […]

World Pangolin Day 2019

World Pangolin Day 2019 Poster

Theme: Pangolins and Politics Pangolin and Politics will come up on February 13, 2019 at the NCF Auditorium, KM 19, Lekki, Lagos at 10AM prompt.  Activities include: On the spot drawing and painting competitions for secondary schools, Launching of the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Research Centre for the African Pangolin.  The guest speaker will be Justin Miller […]

Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nige...

Students at pangolin conservation public lecture, OOPL

6TH WORLD PANGOLIN DAY – 2017 Emphasis in 2017 was on enforcement of national protection laws for threatened species. Our theme was – “Speak up for Pangolins.” We involved all the major enforcement agencies in the country- The Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Customs Service, Nigerian Immigration Service and the Nigerian Military. Other relevant stakeholders like NCF, […]

Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nige...

Picture from world pangolin day

The primary mission of PCWGN is to ensure that pangolins are protected in Nigeria through collaborative efforts that includes, conservation education, awareness creation as well as research that helps us to understand their biology and ecology. 5TH WORLD PANGOLIN DAY – 2016 We unveiled and launched a poster for pangolin conservation and awareness in Nigeria, […]

#WorldPangolinDay2017: Saving the world’

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In response to the pangolin’s plight, numerous campaigns have been launched to raise awareness on its vulnerability, including the World Pangolin Day which is celebrated every third Saturday in February to come up with ways of tackling the rapid decline of pangolin population in Asia and Africa. As part of activities to mark the 2017 […]



Pangolins or scaly anteaters are mammals of the order Pholidota (from the Greek word which means “horny scale”). The one extant family, Manidae, has three genera: Manis, which comprises four species living in Asia; Phataginus, which comprises two species living in Africa; and Smutsia, which comprises two species also living in Africa. These species range […]