The Pangolin Project

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Information about The Pangolin Project The Pangolin Project in a registered UK Charity established in 2020. They work to protect Pangolin species in Kenya and the habitat on which they depend. Their areas of work include: 1. Monitoring and Research: There is little known about Pangolin populations, behaviour and habitat needs. This information is key to recognise and protect Pangolin and their habitat. 2. Increasing area based protection of Pangolin; Working with partners including rangers, investigation and intelligence teams to increase the likelihood of intercepting Pangolin related crime 3. People and Pangolins: Pangolins continue to live alongside people in community conservancies, community settlements and on private land. Education and awareness are critical components of protecting Pangolin but we also work to ensure that people that live alongside Pangolin can realise financial benefits. 4. Creating awareness and advocating for Pangolin globally: Pangolin are little understood. Nocturnal, shy and solitary creatures, they have not received the international attention of other blockbuster species. We spread awareness locally and internationally through talks, reports and other media.
Thursday, 19 August, 2021

Pangolin are shy and gentle mammals. All eight species of Pangolin now face an existential crisis due to the dramatic rise in poaching. Driven by the insatiable demand for their scales and meat in South East Asia, Pangolin are now the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Between 2010 and 2021, Pangolin scales and carcasses from over 800,000 individuals were intercepted by law enforcement officials in Africa. This is likely a fraction of the total number that have been poached. Without further action this beautiful and gentle creature will be lost. Information about The Pangolin Project The Pangolin Project in a registered UK Charity established in 2020. They work to protect Pangolin species in Kenya and the habitat on which they depend. Their areas of work include: 1. Monitoring and Research: There is little known about Pangolin populations, behaviour and habitat needs. This information is key to recognise and protect Pangolin and their habitat. 2. Increasing area based protection of Pangolin; Working with partners including rangers, investigation and intelligence teams to increase the likelihood of intercepting Pangolin related crime 3. People and Pangolins: Pangolins continue to live alongside people in community conservancies, community settlements and on private land. Education and awareness are critical components of protecting Pangolin but we also work to ensure that people that live alongside Pangolin can realise financial benefits. 4. Creating awareness and advocating for Pangolin globally: Pangolin are little understood. Nocturnal, shy and solitary creatures, they have not received the international attention of other blockbuster species. We spread awareness locally and internationally through talks, reports and other media.