Creating the first regional conservation strategy for the Sunda pangolin

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 by Save Pangolins No Comments

Save Pangolins joined IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group members and other experts from 16 countries gathered in Singapore June 28-30th to create the first ever regional strategy to conserve the Critically Endangered Sunda pangolin. The workshop was the first in a series to develop detailed, regional strategies for each of the eight pangolin species, which will […]

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Pangolin Love

Posted on: February 18th, 2017 by Save Pangolins No Comments

Today is World Pangolin Day – a time to celebrate some of nature’s most unique and loveable animals. But it is also a day for action. The desire for their meat and scales is driving pangolins to extinction, right when many people around the world are only just discovering they exist. If we don’t come […]

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All Pangolin Species Uplisted to CITES Appendix I

Posted on: September 28th, 2016 by Save Pangolins No Comments

It was a monumental win for pangolin conservation as all 8 pangolin species were uplisted to Appendix I at the CITES Convention of the Parties in Johannesburg several days ago. This means that all 8 species of pangolins are banned from all international commercial trade. It was a near unanimous decision by the parties to uplist […]

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World Pangolin Day – The MENTOR POP Program is Building Tomorrow’s Pangolin Leaders

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Save Pangolins 1 Comment

Today is World Pangolin Day, an opportunity to celebrate some of the most fascinating animals on Earth, and also some of the world’s most threatened. More than one million pangolins have been poached from the wild over the past decade, making them the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world. As a result, all eight […]

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How to help pangolins on World Pangolin Day 2016

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Save Pangolins No Comments

Tomorrow is World Pangolin Day – an annual event to raise awareness about pangolins, the alarming threats they face, and the inspiring efforts to prevent them from going extinct. We will be posting throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter pages – so please look for us there. How can you help pangolins on World Pangolin […]

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Thousands of pangolins trafficked in Indonesia, seized and burned

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Save Pangolins 3 Comments

People have asked us, “why pangolins?” We answer: they are the most trafficked mammals in the world – they matter, and need our help. But what does trafficking mean? It means pangolins are stolen – stolen from their habitats, stolen from the people whose traditions depend on them, stolen from the fabric of nature and […]

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All 8 species of pangolins being eaten to extinction

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Save Pangolins 11 Comments

New findings reveal that all eight species of pangolin, the world’s only scaly mammal, are now threatened with extinction. According to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the pangolin is literally being eaten out of existence. More than one million individuals are estimated to have been poached from the wild […]

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Pangolin book to raise funds for conservation

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by Save Pangolins No Comments

…The strange creature with scales like a dragon is said to have the power of prophecy and to make strong and wise any who would eat it…. In The Oracle Who Ate Ants, author David Scott Lillis has written a fantastic tale about an African pangolin and a boy whose lives become entwined. David has generously offered […]

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Chinese consumers of pangolins could face long jail time

Posted on: April 27th, 2014 by Save Pangolins No Comments

On Thursday, China passed an interpretation of the Criminal Law which will put eaters of rare wild animals in jail. Currently, 420 species of wild animals are considered rare or endangered by the Chinese government. They include pangolins, giant pandas, golden monkeys, and Asian black bears. The new legal interpretation means anyone who eats the […]

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CNN: 7 ways to help save the pangolin

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by Save Pangolins 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following was written by John Sutter, a columnist for CNN Opinion and creator of CNN’s Change the List project. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. E-mail him at ctl@cnn.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Save Pangolins is reposting this article and does not claim […]

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