Global Pangolin Awareness Art Campaign

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Completed Pangolin Artwork. Photo provided by OneMoreGeneration.org Photo provided by OneMoreGeneration.org

Hey, everyone! It’s Olivia from OMG here.

This month I have the pleasure of introducing everyone to one of my favorite animals in the world—the pangolin. Yes, I spelled it correctly, and I did not say penguin! I am talking about pangolins, which surprisingly and sadly are now considered the most poached and trafficked mammal on the planet—and most people don’t even know what they are.

My brother and I saw our first pangolin in Vietnam a few years ago. Since then, we have been reaching out to pangolin experts and working on creating a campaign that will help raise awareness about the species.

Louise Fletcher working with pangolin poachers in an effort to get their support to save pangolins instead of killing them. Picture provided by Louise Fletcher Louise Fletcher workw with pangolin poachers in an effort to get their support to save pangolins instead of killing them. Picture provided by Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher is a well-respected pangolin expert and an accomplished artist. She lives in the UK…

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About sundapangolin

I am a Conservation Biologist dedicated to increasing the understanding of and respect for the pangolin and their habitats and empowering people to take action to conserve them. I spent 18 months working as Field Adviser monitoring through radio tracking released and rehabilitated Sunda pangolin with the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program in Vietnam. Since then I have been working on pangolin conservation in Brunei and Sumatra.

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