The African Pangolin Project
Amongst the widely published wildlife crime taking place among the bigger and more majestic more charismatic animals like giraffe, elephants and rhinos, the plight of pangolins is seldom spoken about.
Pangolins are currently the most trafficked animal in the world.
No sounds come from a pangolin’s cage. No squeaks or howls. A padlocked door creaks open to reveal an animal that seems far too unassuming to be traded by the ton.
By the most conservative estimates, 10,000 pangolins are trafficked illegally each year. If one assumes only 10% to 20% of the actual trade is reported by the news media, the true number trafficked over a two-year period was 116,990 to 233,980, according to Annamiticus, an advocacy group. (source)
THE PANGOLIN COULD GO EXTINCT BEFORE MOST PEOPLE REALIZE IT EXISTS. OR, MORE TO THE POINT: IT COULD GO EXTINCT BECAUSE OF THAT.
OBJECTIVE FOR 2019.
As Gone Outdoor, we selected the African Pangolin Working Group, (APWG) as the 2019 beneficiary for our 1% For The Planet donation.
We’d like to help them not only raise awareness of the pangolin’s plight, but also raise money to continue to work they are doing.
Our fundraising and awareness efforts will start, in earnest, with the Trails in Motion Film Festival. It’s an evening, hosted by Gone, where a series of short trail running films are screened.
This evening will capture Gone’s core trail audience and it’s here where we will announce our partnership with Naomi Brand and our 1% beneficiary: APWG.
We are rallying some great prizes and will be selling raffle tickets in aid of APWG.
The dates are for the screenings are: 2 May in Johannesburg and 9 May in Cape Town
If you want to join our efforts to raise awareness of Pangolins, please get in touch with Grant: firstname.lastname@example.org