Welcome to the IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group website
We are pleased to present the official website of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Pangolin Specialist Group (PangolinSG).
The PangolinSG is one of over 120 IUCN-SSC specialist groups, Red List Authorities and task forces working towards achieving the SSC’s vision of “a world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity.” Our group is comprised of a quorum of experts from around the world that leads efforts to study pangolins and the threats they face and devises conservation solutions to ensure the long-term survival of pangolins in both Africa and Asia.
Our website is designed to be a resource for different stakeholders by providing news and information about pangolins, their conservation and on-going research projects, and the activities of the PangolinSG. It also hosts a library of scientific literature and resources and provides details on how you can get involved with the group. Thank you for visiting, and please get in touch anytime!
The 16th Conference of the Parties to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is currently underway in Bangkok, Thailand, running from 3rd-14th March 2013. On March 5th the IUCN-SSC Pangolin SG held a side event, with Co-Chair of the group Dan Challender, presenting analyses of the illicit pangolin trade in Asia. To read Dan’s blog which takes stock of the current trade predicament, click here.
In a bid to educate the public about the plight of pangolins and the state of the illegal wildlife trade in Singapore and around the world, a group of 20 student teachers from the National Institute of Education (NIE) worked with Cicada Tree Eco-Place (CTEP) to come up with an educational day-camp for children to learn more about pangolins and the importance of environmental conservation at Wallace Education Learning Lab (WELL). Click here to read more.
***World Pangolin Day celebrated on 16th February 2013! (16/2/2013)***
World Pangolin Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of these unusual yet endearing mammals, which are heavily threatened by international trade. Click here for a recent article on pangolin trade, with contributions from members of the IUCN-SSC PangolinSG. Also, be sure to find out more about pangolins on this site and don’t forget to follow the group on Facebook (IUCN/SSC Pangolin Specialist Group) and Twitter (@PangolinSG).