It’s in the southern part of Uganda close to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where Moses is saving pangolin. The people live in far flung villages. The majority of them are literally dirt poor. They live off the land and the forests that surround them. Snaring and hunting with spears is common practice. As is going hungry.
As a young person Moses had a gorilla encounter that sent his life on a trajectory to preserve and protect wildlife. After starting his small NGO to raise awareness as an adult things just snowballed. Today Moses provides poachers with alternative livelihoods. He teaches them beekeeping, Tilapia fish farming and vegetable gardening. More recently, with his network widening, he is saving pangolin.
Did you know?
The pangolin is the most endangered mammal on the planet. This small, scaly anteater is stolen from the wilds and sold off to Asia for its body parts. Where Moses lives the pangolin, like other wildlife, is primarily caught for the pot.
That raises the question…
Is Moses saving Pangolin or snatching food from the poor? Moses pays informants when they provide positive leads to a live poached pangolin. When Moses gets a text he must respond immediately and travel to the place where the pangolin is being held. He must hurry as the little animal is usually stuck in bag of some kind. He must hurry before the poacher finds a buyer. In this poor area the bush meat trade is a way of life. It is a way to feed a family. However, it is also a way for those with connections to the wildlife trafficking market to grab highly prized species, like the pangolin and sell it for a large sum of money.
While Moses is negotiating for the release of a pangolin he is simultaneously educating. He is not only telling people to stop poaching, he is offering them alternatives… and it is working.
Besides sponsoring Moses’ pangolin rescue missions Nikela also provides funds for building bee hives for reformed poachers. Moses can only do all this wildlife conservation work with the help of people like you reading this.
A little goes a long way.
For less than eating lunch at your favorite fast food joint you can help Moses stop another poacher from killing! Yes, for as little as $10.
For less than a night out on the town you can teach a reformed poacher alternative ways to feed his family for a whole month! Yes, for as little as $60!
Saving pangolin and feeding families is no simple job for Moses. However, with your monthly gift it makes it an ongoing reality.
Getting involved is easy.
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