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Pangolins Going Through Torrid Times: How Long Will This Last?

Posted On 2019-04-19 07:19:19

In just a space of less than one week, two huge shipments of pangolin scales from Nigeria were intercepted in Singapore. Both containers bound for Vietnam contained 12.9 tonnes (worth $52.3 million) and 12.7 tonnes (worth $51.6 million) of pangolin scales, totalling 25.6 tonnes.

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Stakeholders lament illicit trade in African Pangolins

Posted On 2019-03-20 11:34:24

Amid continuous depletion of African Pangolin population, especially for international trade cumulating to the loss of over $900million yearly, environmentalists have stressed the need to raise awareness on the endangered species and put in place reward system for those who help in ensuring seizures of the highly priced mammal.

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World Pangolin Day 2019

Posted On 2019-01-22 09:08:58

World Pangolin Day occurs on the 3rd Saturday in February every year. An event themed Pangolins and Politics will take place at the NCF Auditorium, KM 19, Lekki, Lagos on the 13th of February 2019 to commemorate World Pangolin Day, 2019.

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Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nigeria (PCWGN), 2018 ACTIVITIES

Posted On 2018-11-29 11:43:13

The theme we selected this year was “Meet the Pangolin”, because we realized when more people know the pangolin and the threat they face and their importance, they may help to stop and discourage those who exploit them for trade.

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Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nigeria (PCWGN), 2017 ACTIVITIES

Posted On 2018-11-29 11:37:25

Emphasis in 2017 was on enforcement of national protection laws for threatened species. Our theme was - “Speak up for Pangolins.”

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Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nigeria (PCWGN), 2016 ACTIVITIES

Posted On 2018-11-29 11:31:08

The primary mission of PCWGN is to ensure that pangolins are protected in Nigeria through collaborative efforts that includes, conservation education, awareness creation as well as research that helps us to understand their biology and ecology.

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#WorldPangolinDay2017: Saving the world's most trafficked mammal

Posted On 2018-11-28 11:15:46

As part of activities to mark the 2017 World Pangolins Day, the Pangolin Conservation Working Group, Nigeria in collaboration with the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), South West Zone, organised a programme titled ‘Speak Up for Pangolins,’ where pangolin enthusiasts spoke on the various factors contributing to the illegal trade of pangolins in Nigeria and how it can be stopped.

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Posted On 2018-11-28 10:17:27

Pangolins or scaly anteaters are mammals of the order Pholidota (from the Greek word which means "horny scale"). The one extant family, Manidae, has three genera: Manis, which comprises four species living in Asia; Phataginus, which comprises two species

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