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 […]
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.
A Call to Save the Pangolin! 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. The need to actively and aggressively conserve this animal stems from the fact that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]