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Black-bellied Pangolin. © Angiolo / Adobe Stock

Black-bellied Pangolin. © Angiolo / Adobe Stock

Please help - pangolins in crisis

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Donate now to equip rangers

Please give whatever you can

The humble pangolin has become the world’s most trafficked mammal

Please donate now and help save pangolins. 

Pangolin poaching is surging, fuelled by traffickers trying to monetise their meat and scales. We have no idea how many pangolins are killed each year, and we have no idea how many are left in the wild. 

But what we do know is that unless we scale up protection – soon – we’re going to lose them. 

That’s why Fauna & Flora is rolling out pangolin protection programmes across the globe, and that’s why we’re extraordinarily grateful for anything you can spare to help us do so. 

Because as things stand, we don’t have anywhere near the amount of funding we need to save pangolins from extinction. Barely anyone even knows these creatures even exist, and the odds are stacked desperately against them. 

To lose them would be heartbreaking beyond measure. Please donate now and help save their lives. 

Black-bellied pangolin. © Angiolo / Adobe Stock

Black-bellied pangolin. © Angiolo / Adobe Stock

Millions upon millions of pangolins have been lost to this crisis. We are running out of time to save them.

How will my donation help pangolins? 

We need to put more rangers in the fields across both Africa and Asia to address the escalating threats. These rangers need boots, machetes, rucksacks, sleeping bags, clothing, tents, rations and wages to allow them to patrol day-in day-out. 

We’ll need to send specialists into the field to train the rangers, and fund experts to properly coordinate their patrols to ensure protection is a robust as possible. 

The rangers’ constant presence is vital to make it clear that pangolin poaching won’t go under the radar any longer, and allow us to keep these creatures safe. 

We also need to kit out the rangers with the latest tech to make them as effective a force as possible. They need tree cameras to place around pangolin poaching hotspots, GPS kits to log threats and eDNA equipment to monitor numbers. 

The dedication of rangers - almost always recruited from local communities - is heartening. It’s vital we can give them the equipment they need.

What is being done to save the pangolins? 

It’s also crucial we stop the pangolin trafficking. Without a global trade to feed into, there will be almost no reason for poachers to take pangolins from the wild. This is how we can keep them safe in the long term. 

But the challenge is huge. The illegal operation that moves pangolin parts across oceans en masse is of immense scale. With links to criminal gangs, syndicates are managing to push pangolin parts through ports and across borders to move them from the forest edge to wildlife markets – usually in China and Vietnam. 

Your donations could help us put protection in those ports and border checkpoints to enforce the trade bans and train guards to be wise to common smuggling techniques (such as claiming that pangolin scales are woodchips). 

Beyond that, your donation could help put expert witnesses into courtrooms to ensure that anyone caught trafficking pangolins faces the justice they deserve, and to help rehabilitate any pangolins saved from the clutches of the trade. 

Temminck's pangolin. © Jen Guyton / Nature Picture Library

Temminck's pangolin. © Jen Guyton / Nature Picture Library

This is a global crisis that needs global action. Fortunately, that’s what Fauna & Flora does best.

What can I do to save pangolins?


could provide a vital motorcycle for emergency response teams.


could provide survival equipment for ranger teams, such as hammocks, tarps and first-aid kits.


could help provide crucial GPS kits for rangers.

Fauna & Flora, crocodile wardens investigate crocodile nest. IPTC - Credit © Hem Manita / Fauna & Flora


a month could help buy rations and subsistence for one ranger.

Why Fauna & Flora? 

Fauna & Flora has a proven track record in helping combat poaching and illegal wildlife trade across the globe. Over the decades, our work has helped put criminals behind bars, break up trafficking networks, improve law enforcement, change behaviour and save countless animals from a cruel fate. 

Successful pangolin conservation will take all of that – and more – but with donations from people like you, there’s still time to save these marvellous animals. 

Pangolin threats are at an all-time high, but rest assured that – through people like you – we’re bringing our protective work to the highest level it’s ever been. 

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