A rather obscure creature this highly endangered Pangolin. It’s scales are consumed in Asia. It’s meat is eaten locally. This demand is fueling poaching both for bush meat and the wildlife trafficking trade.
However, in Uganda there is one man who finds this little critter worth saving.
Why this man finds the highly endangered Pangolin worth saving in Uganda
Hello I’m Margrit. And I’m Russ. And we’re with Nikela. We retired early so we could travel Africa in this old Land Rover, to find and help people saving wildlife. Today we’re going to introduce you to another amazing person. And how you can help.
Moses lives in Uganda. We met up with him in early 2017 in his village. He lives a simple life. He is absolutely fearless and dedicated to saving wildlife. He educates and provides alternatives to stop poaching.
In 2019 he got word that people were poaching Pangolin in his area. So many Pangolin are killed in Africa… it is the most endangered mammal on the planet.
Moses wanted to help. We started assisting Moses to rescue Pangolin from poachers. Moses snatches these harmless creatures…From the Bush Meat and Wildlife Trafficking Trade.
Speed is of the essence. Sometimes he arrives too late. The pangolin has been sold, eaten or died.
Pangolin are brought to him in a sack or bag. Twice to his surprise…he got a mum and her baby… this made him cry. Mostly he rescues one at a time.
First the Pangolin gets checked for injuries. Then it is weighed… and measured. If it’s healthy… it is ready for release by the Ugandan Wildlife Authorities.
The Pangolin is transported to a safe wild place… and released. These are happy moments.
But, Moses’ job is not yet done… he educates and grows his network… to save more Pangolin.
In two years he rescued over 40 Pangolin. That’s pretty amazing!
(Details: 59 attempts. 41 successfully released. 5 unsuccessful. 4 eaten)
Many Thanks to Moses and those who care to assist. Pangolin are being saved.
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