FAQ

Indian Pangolin. Vickey Chauhan

What is the Pangolin Crisis Fund?
The Pangolin Crisis Fund is a collaborative granting initiative created by the Wildlife Conservation Network and Save Pangolins, to help save all eight species of pangolins from extinction. 

Who manages the PCF?
The Pangolin Crisis Fund is managed by WCN with technical oversight by Save Pangolins. The Pangolin Crisis Fund follows the same principles of WCN’s Wildlife Funds and is governed by expert advisors in the field of conservation and philanthropy. 

White bellied Pangolin with baby

Jiri Prochazka

What is the goal of the PCF?
The Pangolin Crisis Fund has one goal: Eliminate the demand, trafficking, and poaching crisis that puts all eight species of pangolins at risk of extinction.

What type of projects are not funded by the PCF?

Support will not be provided for:

  • Post-graduate studies
  • Ecological research without clear applied conservation implication
  • Conference attendance
  • Direct grants to governments (with rare exceptions)

What proportion of PCF funding is used for overhead and admin?
Zero.
One thing that sets the PCF apart is our 100% model; every cent of every dollar donated goes directly to pangolin conservation, with zero administrative or overhead fees taken.

What is the process for applying for funding from the PCF?
The Pangolin Crisis Fund is not taking unsolicited proposals as it is by invitation only. However, we are interested in learning about current pangolin conservation work being conducted across pangolin ranges. If you are interested in providing us with a summary of your work, please submit an email to info@pangolincrisisfund.org. If the work is deemed potentially eligible and high priority for PCF funding, we will reach out to you.

White bellied pangolin

Janie Goodyer

Who makes decisions about which projects are supported?
The PCF Granting Committee makes decisions on whether proposals will be funded, based on consensus. Unsuccessful applicants may or may not be invited to resubmit for the next round of funding.