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.
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 […]