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Media Director, Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria

Posted On 2021-01-06 23:53:26

Josephine Okojie writes on agriculture, the environment, entrepreneurship and finance for BusinessDay Newspaper. She has won several awards including the Falling Walls Fellowship on breaking down the walls of science in 2018, the Nigeria Bio-technology Agricultural Award in 2018 and the Nigeria Award for Agricultural Reporting in 2017. Josephine, a graduate of the University of Benin, specialises in coverage of smallholder farmers and the issues that affects them in the ecosystem. She holds a Ma

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Director of Programs, Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria

Posted On 2021-01-06 23:47:14

Excellence Akeredolu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos and holds a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the prestigious University of Ibadan Nigeria. Dr. Akeredolu has attended training at Durrell wildlife Academy, Jersey, Channel Island, United Kingdom and obtained a graduate certificate in Endangered Species Management from the University of Kent, UK. His area of research includes wildlife conservation, conservation education and freshwater ecology. At the PCWGN,

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Environmental Law Enforcement is Key in Pangolin Conservation

Posted On 2020-11-23 17:20:44

ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS IS KEY IN PANGOLIN CONSERVATION

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PANGOLIN RESEARCH

Posted On 2020-11-23 17:15:21

PANGOLIN RESCUE, RESEARCH, REHABILITATION AND RELEASE!

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PANGOLIN CONSERVATION IN NIGERIA GETS BOOST AS THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN ALLOCATES ACRES OF LAND TO PANGOLIN CONSERVATION!

Posted On 2020-11-23 17:05:27

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PANGOLIN RESCUE MISSIONS

Posted On 2020-11-23 16:58:20

WHITE-BELLIED PANGOLINS RESCUED FROM TRADE.

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WHEN WILL NIGERIA RISE UP TO SAVE THE PANGOLIN!

Posted On 2020-05-28 09:48:23

Pangolins provide the earth with all-natural pest control and are fantastic tenders of soil. Their presence is absolutely imperative to continued healthy ecosystem functioning. They are the most illegally trafficked mammals due to the increasing demand for their meat, scales and other body parts used in many traditional medicines and luxury dishes. High demand is causing unsustainable levels of poaching, illegal trade. Nigeria is a source and transit country for pangolins most notably to China.

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World Pangolin Day

Posted On 2020-02-10 15:50:27

The Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria has said to mark this year’s World Pangolin Day, it will embark on an awareness campaign for the preservation of pangolin, an endangered mammal.

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Customs intercept N10.26bn smuggled Pangolin scales along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

Posted On 2020-02-10 15:22:07

The Comptroller General of NCS, Col Hameed Ali(retd), disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday while informing the media about the seizure of $8.06m cash off the tarmac at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed airport.

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Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria (PCWGN) to host Pangolin conference to drive awareness

Posted On 2020-02-10 15:15:38

In commemoration of the 2020 World Pangolin Day, The Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nigeria (PCWGN) is collaborating with AFRINET Radio and TV Network, The African Pangolin Working Group South Africa and Uganda Wildlife Service to drive public awareness of the mammal.

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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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Pangolins

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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