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, NESREA and FRIN were also represented, as well as representative from the US Consulate in Lagos.

The flyers produced in collaboration with NESREA and Tikki Hywood Trust of Zimbabwe were very useful for this purpose. The flyer contained specific information on the Federal protection law in English language and in two other major Nigerian languages. Students from various schools were also in attendance, and gave several creative presentations on the pangolin.