World Pangolin Day occurs on the 3rd Saturday in February every year. An event themed Pangolins and Politics took place at the Lagos Theatre, Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria on the 19th of February 2022 to commemorate World Pangolin Day, 2022.
PREPARING TOWARDS THE WORLD PANGOLIN DAY CELEBRATION 2022!!! EPE in Lagos is a hotspot for the trade of wildlife, including pangolins. PANGOLINS have been sold for many years here. It is also known that illegal trading in pangolin and its parts go on here. EPE is our destination this year for WPD 2022! It is […]
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 […]
7TH WORLD PANGOLIN DAY – 2018 The theme we selected this year was “Meet the Pangolin”, because we realized when more people know the pangolin and the threat they face and their importance, they may help to stop and discourage those who exploit them for trade. The event did not hold like in previous years […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]