Members from the APWG and People for Pangolins in a meeting in South Africa, January 2016.
“The African Pangolin Working Group will strive towards the conservation and protection of all four African pangolin species by generating knowledge, developing partnerships and creating public awareness and education initiatives.”
The African Pangolin Working Group was established in 2011 at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. This group is formed of both academics and conservation practitioners who are passionate about saving Africa's four pangolin species.
The team has a very strong research focus and is leading investigations and studies of pangolins throughout Africa with projects which explore the distribution of the species, quantifying the threats that endanger pangolins, researching their evolutionary history and studying pangolin ecology and behaviour. This work guides pangolin conservation initiatives including the involvement in the rehabilitation of injured and confiscated pangolins and engagement with law enforcement.
We at People for Pangolins are proud to be in partnership with this inspiring group and we will do what we can to support their ongoing projects and raise awareness of their work.
Photo credit: APWG