Enhancing Pangolin Conservation Capacity in Pakistan

Saving the Pangolins of Pakistan Project/WWF-Pakistan
Grantee World Wildlife Fund - Pakistan
Type Protecting Pangolin Landscapes
Location Pakistan
Grant Amount $45,000
Duration 1 year

The minimal knowledge about pangolins in Pakistan fuels negative perceptions of the species by some local people. For instance, they see pangolins as an agriculture pest, despite the fact that pangolins primarily feed on ants and termites, which may aid agriculture. This view held by locals, in addition to wildlife departments and law enforcement having limited institutional capacity, leads to increased poaching. To combat this problem, the PCF provided funds to WWF - Pakistan to improve capacity for law enforcement and community stewardship, as well as to create awareness on tackling the illegal wildlife trade of Indian pangolins.