- Pangolins are estimated to be the most trafficked animal in the world.
- Pangolins in the CAR have thus far been mostly hunted for bushmeat and traditional African medicine but trafficking to Asia is increasing exponentially.
- CAR is one of the poorest countries in the world and its people deserve opportunities for a better future.
- Research knowledge about the pangolin species in the CAR, the black-bellied Pangolin, is very limited.
- We want to protect as many Pangolins as possible in the CAR.
To this end we need
- Local Support: We intend to create opportunities for local communities by employing Ba'aka trackers, rangers and guides, and by providing basic education.
- Knowledge: We thrive to increase the research knowledge about White-bellied, Black-bellied and Giant pangolins
- Awareness: We aim to increase awareness of the plight of the Pangolins by creating dedicated tourism and public awareness in cooperation with other entities.
- Fight Back: We will assist those that combat the commercial hunting and trafficking of Pangolins
- Conserve: We track rehabilitated pangolins if needed and create safe zones for Pangolin release
We thrive to increase the research
knowledge about white-bellied, black-bellied and giant pangolins by gathering
basic ecological data.
We monitor rehabilitated and released pangolins and are continuously collecting behavioural data about them
We rescue and treat injured or confiscated pangolins with the aim to release them as soon as possible, focusing on increasing safe zones for pangolin release.
We create opportunities for local
communities by employing pangolin trackers (pisteurs) and by providing for them
a basic education program.
We aim to increase awareness of the plight of the pangolins by creating dedicated tourism and public awareness in cooperation with other entities.