PANGOLINS ARE UNDER THREAT
We need your help to rescue them.
Missing limbs, life-threatening wounds, internal injuries – this is what we often see when a pangolin is rescued from wildlife traffickers and brought to our sanctuary.
Chiko is one of these pangolins – he arrived skeletal and dehydrated with an exposed bone on his left arm. We work hard to save and release every pangolin that comes into our care. But, sadly, this isn’t always possible.
After receiving intensive care and medication for a week, Chiko passed away. The starvation and stress from his time in the illegal wildlife trade was just too much, causing liver and kidney failure.
However, just a few days after Chiko died we had more positive news. A member of our team went to check on Elf, a pangolin we had released back into the wild earlier this year after he had spent almost a year in our care! He found Elf in excellent health, busy foraging and still gaining weight.
This is exactly why we do what we do – because pangolins belong in the wild. With your help we can make sure more rescued pangolins end up like Elf – happy and thriving. Please donate today.
HOW YOUR SUPPORT COULD HELP
£5 could pay for an infant pangolin to be bottle fed ten times.
£15 could buy a headlamp to help monitor a pangolin while it forages at night.
£25 could pay for a day of medication for a pangolin needing intensive care.
£50 could provide critical supplies and equipment for emergency care for pangolins.
£100 could buy a satellite tag to monitor a pangolin after they’re released.
£250 could cover a week’s costs for all pangolins in our care.
Please donate today to give the pangolins in our care another chance at life in the wild, where they belong.
Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal – and they’re now threatened with extinction.
We’ve lost a million pangolins over the past decade, while global populations have declined by 80% in the last 20 years.
Pangolin numbers are being decimated to satisfy demand in Asia, where their meat is considered a delicacy and their scales are prized in traditional medicine – despite there being no scientific evidence for their efficacy.
Pangolins provide valuable ecosystem services by controlling pest insects while their burrowing improves the health of the soil and, in turn, supports rural farming communities.
Read our Protecting Pangolins issue brief to learn about the scale and nature of the illicit pangolin trade as well as government-led initiatives to disrupt trafficking networks – and return the victims to the wild.
Our team works tirelessly to rehabilitate and release pangolins back into the wild, where they belong. We’ve already cared for more than 100 pangolins. Now we need your help to continue our work.
If we don’t act now, pangolins may disappear forever.