Christy, the suckling pangopup.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]