The Pangolin Crisis Fund (PCF) is fighting back to save every species of pangolin in Africa and Asia. From Endangered giant pangolins that can weigh as much as a Labrador retriever, to the much smaller Vulnerable black-bellied pangolins that look like tiny dragons, these unique, gentle animals are running out of time. That is why, thanks to your invaluable support, we are funding innovative and effective approaches to protect pangolins.
To date, the PCF has deployed $2 million to 24 projects to protect pangolins and their habitats, disrupt wildlife trafficking, and to stop demand for pangolin parts and products. We’re proud to be supporting partners in Nigeria, Indonesia, and the Philippines who work with local communities to create safe havens where pangolin numbers can start to recover. We’re also supporting rehabilitation and release projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Zambia to help pangolins rescued from the illegal wildlife trade regain their health and return to the wild. We’re finding novel ways to tackle wildlife trafficking through legal reform and by identifying new technologies that can tip the balance away from the traffickers. And we’re addressing the demand for pangolin products internationally. Tackling the illegal pangolin trade at all of these levels is only possible because of your investment in the PCF; we are deeply grateful for your generosity.
Protecting pangolins is tough work, but there are always stories that remind us that we’re on the right track. We invite you to learn about a special pangolin called Ally. Learn about her rescue from the illegal wildlife trade, her recovery process, and her resilience in this Special StoryMap Update. Ally’s story teaches us that if we give them the chance, pangolins can recover.