Every year in February World Pangolin Day brings the planet’s most endangered mammal to center stage.
Every year more people get involved. Sadly, every year millions ( 2,7 million according to AWF.og) of pangolin are killed for their scales and their meat.
Why should we care? After all we’re talking about a silly, scaly little critter that eats ants. Like most species they serve a distinct role in their ecosystem. Besides that, like all of nature (except maybe mosquitoes) they deserve to live.
What follows are the ten top posts from around the globe that I thought most pertinent (besides our own that is World Pangolin Day 2021 And Why You Should Care.)
From our friends at the Tikki Hywood Foundation in Zimbabwe.
From Mozambique in Southern Africa.
Even the Humane Society International got involved!
The famous Joubert Duo from Botswana offer some positive insights.
As expected these folk took a serious, in your face approach.
This is a must watch from a group of very talented film makers.
Even the British Embassy got involved.
Beautiful Pangolin footage from CITES
Today is #WorldPangolinDay! All eight species of pangolins are listed in CITES Appendix I. Join us in calling for more efforts to conserve the world’s most trafficked mammal: https://t.co/rDgF9wNXjG pic.twitter.com/A0dBhEMExg
— CITES (@CITES) February 20, 2021
Beautiful Photos from National Geographic of course.
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) February 20, 2021
These folk went all out with a live panel discussion.
To celebrate ahead of World Pangolin Day, join a panel of experts on Friday, 19 February to discuss the importance of ending illegal wildlife trafficking. Live on https://t.co/IE0UHt5SNK @ 11am WAT #WorldPangolinDay pic.twitter.com/Gjy5eiYiTz
— WildAid Africa (@WildAidAfrica) February 18, 2021
Many thanks to all around the globe who got involved in World Pangolin Day. Hopefully we got to know this odd little creature a bit better. Hopefully we are a bit more committed to protecting this highly endangered mammal.
If you’d care to learn more about how we at Nikela are doing our small part you’ll want to meet Moses in Uganda.