Good News for Pangolins

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by Save Pangolins 7 Comments

Ten years ago, we created Save Pangolins around a simple premise: raise awareness about pangolins. Back then, most people had never heard of a pangolin or knew that they were seriously threatened by the illegal wildlife trade. Today, pangolins are the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world for their meat and scales, and we are witnessing poaching at astonishing levels that will certainly drive them to extinction unless we intervene.

Today, however, we are here to celebrate good news.

Although the threats facing pangolins are many, we can confidently say that awareness about pangolins is higher than ever and is still increasing rapidly. The pangolin conservation community is growing, too. We are no longer a small handful of passionate individuals scattered around the world.


Photo: A Chinese pangolin mother and two-month-old baby. (c) Suzi Esterhas

We are coming together to design a way forward for pangolins, to align efforts, to train and equip young heroes, and to seek your help. Only by collaborating will we be able to take the enormity of the threat head on.

On this World Pangolin Day, we are proud to unveil our new logo and announce the next chapter for Save Pangolins. We need to do more than simply raise awareness if we are to save pangolins from extinction. We must tackle the consumer demand for pangolin meat and scales; we must increase protections and enforcement; we must raise the financial and organizational resources to enable conservation.

Save Pangolins logo
To succeed, we need to come together. We at Save Pangolins are committed to doing everything we can with our partners to make sure all 8 species of pangolins are secure in the wild. We want to see conservationists unite with policy makers, the public, donors, influencers, and other groups. Saving pangolins will require a massive, aligned effort. And we can succeed.

Let’s work together to make this the greatest wildlife conservation success story ever told. Here’s how you can help.


Want to join Team Pangolin and help save the most trafficked mammal in the world? Click here.



7 Responses

  1. Maggie says:

    I love pangolins and would love to help .
    So I’m telling all my friends and family about pangolins. I admire how people are trying to help pangolins. They are very magnificent animals and are my favourite species of animal

  2. Allen Shurtliff says:

    I watched a program about Pangolins yesterday on PBS. I knew very little about them before. It is very troubling that they are being hunted and trafficked to near extinction for their scales and meat. Please provide me with more information. The very least I could do is give a donation from time to time.


    Allen Shurtliff

    • Save Pangolins says:

      Thank you Allen! We would be happy to tell you more about pangolins. Our site here has a lot of thorough information, and also our Facebook and Instagram and Twitter accounts.

  3. Denise Rice says:

    Hi just want to check what donations go to saving them from being eaten?


    • Save Pangolins says:

      Hi – we are proud to use a 100% donation model whereby 100% of all donations go directly to pangolin conservation programs, with no overhead or admin fees taken.

  4. Hi, Pangolins are my favorite animal too and I hope they can be saved. I want to pass on an idea for people who want to help pangolins by raising awareness. There are a lot of children’s books about pangolins now. Kids LOVE pangolins when they know about them and how endangered they are! I’m buying some books on amazon and donating them to the local libraries and schools. There is even a book with lesson plans for teachers about pangolins! And they’re great gifts too. Also I really enjoyed watching your Pangolin video from the last expo. It was awesome.

  5. LORA BROWN says:

    Hello Pangolin lovers. World Wildlife Fund indicates Pangolins are on the severely endangered species list. They are affectionate and loving animals and do nothing to harm other animals or the human species. Since I became aware of them due to a PBS presentation, I have adopted the Pangolin through WWF, and they sent me a life-sized stuffed animal Pangolin that I hug every night. Since 100 Percent of your donation goes to the Pangolin, I will begin donating to the Save Pangolins Conservation. I wish I could help save them. Please let me know if there a rescue operation in the USA I could pursue. Thank you for all that you do.

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