Stories

Stories

Ground pangolin. Lawrence Weitz
  • Slow-Moving Trafficking Cases in Nigeria Indicative of On-Going Issue August 9, 2022

    The trial of three wildlife traffickers is the latest in a series of cases that have been brought before the Lagos Federal Court in Nigeria. Unfortunately, this case has been delayed, and typically, prosecutions against traffickers are all too rare.

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  • The Massive Pangolins of Africa July 26, 2022

    Africa is home to the largest of all pangolins, the giant pangolin. This species can weigh up to 72 pounds and measure nearly six feet long. The ground pangolin, the second largest of all pangolins, is the only species found in eastern and southern Africa.

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  • Africa’s Pint-Sized Tree Pangolins July 19, 2022

    The world's two smallest pangolins, the white-bellied and black-bellied pangolins, are found in Central and West Africa. They are the continent's only arboreal pangolin species.

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  • Combating Online Wildlife Trafficking with Mixed Results July 14, 2022

    In an effort to combat online illegal activity, the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online was formed. The Coalition is hopeful that progress is being made, but are unsure of just how much.

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  • Visiting the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust in Malawi June 28, 2022

    A large part of my role as Director of the Pangolin Crisis Fund involves looking for the best projects to support to achieve our mission of saving pangolins. In February, I traveled to Malawi to visit a prospective grantee, the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust.

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  • How Community-Based Conservation Benefits All Species June 24, 2022

    Everywhere the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation works, we employ the principles of community-based conservation, which help people, small cats, and other species like pangolins. In some places, SWCCF and its partners are the only people actively saving pangolins from the illegal wildlife trade.

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