This section of the website shows how you can help pangolins. They are the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world and they really need our help. Find out about threats to pangolins here
The 18th February 2023 is World Pangolin Day - don't forget! It's a great opportunity to tell people that pangolins exist and what they are - and why they need our help.
Tell people that pangolins exist!
Pangolins are shy. They need PR agents! One of the first challenges pangolins face is that many people don’t know that they exist, or if they have heard of them, they’ve no idea what they are. This video from National Geographic tells you about the pangolin.
Awareness days can be a great way to raise the profile of animals who aren’t as cute and cuddly as the panda, or as well-known as the polar bear. Make the most of it and tell people about pangolins!
Spread the word about wildlife trafficking
Education for Nature Vietnam has a number of public announcement videos, telling people about the implications of being caught if they traffic wildlife in Vietnam. They also have educational messages about choosing science rather than traditional medicine.
The African Wildlife Foundation is calling on us all to be a Pangolin's armour. They are looking for 25,000 of us to pledge our name to protect pangolins. Please pledge your name here and share your pledge if you can.
There are a number of charities involved in pangolin conservation, such as the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the Born Free Foundation, Save Vietnam's Wildlife and the Wildlife Alliance. You can adopt a pangolin from them as a way to support their work – maybe as a present for a nature/wildlife lover? Find out more here
Say no to pangolin meat and any products with pangolin in them. Wildaid launched a “Say NO to pangolin meat” campaign in 2022. It aims to raise awareness of pangolin’s important role in maintaining a healthy environment. It is also stressing the role that Cameroon can play in protecting these animals and how it can become a leader in African conservation. Anything with pangolin scales, pangolin wine, fashion accessories is a no-no. Find out more
Report illegal activity!
Pangolin Reports (a group of journalists who document trafficking) says if you see the trafficking, sale or consuming of pangolins, contact the local authorities or conservation groups who can advise you.
For instance, take a look at the launch of Operation Pangolin in February 2023, just ahead of World Pangolin Day. Familiarise yourself with pangolin conservation organisations and subscribe to newsletters if they have one, or blogs. Is there anything you can raise awareness of amongst your social media friends and family?