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. Our guest speakers were Mrs. Abimbola Animashaun- Isafiade, Officer in Charge of Nigeria Customs Service Special Wildlife Office; Joseph Kruzich, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General […]
At this point in time when pangolins are all being driven to extinction with great speed, every measure deemed necessary should be applied to save the remaining populations of pangolins. 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 […]
It takes a resilient pangolin to brave the horrible situation of the illegal wildlife market. Pangolins are fragile, very shy, and elusive in nature. They are sensitive creatures – a major reason why they do not do well in captivity. Quite a number of pangolins rescued from the illegal wildlife market by the Pangolin Conservation […]
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. Pangolins play two basic roles in the ecosystem, these are:•soil caretakers•all-natural pest controllers ✓As soil caretakers, pangolins through their elongated […]
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.
PCWGN is pushing and hopeful that all arms of Government Agencies in Nigeria and stakeholders will work in synergy to stem the tide of illegal wildlife trade in the country.
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.