"The pangolin, which ought to be a creature prized for its fascinating beauty and habits alone, is steadily being persecuted to extinction. I am proud beyond words to become DSWF's Pangolin Ambassador: the work that they are funding is vital in saving this wonderful animal, enabling it to live in the wild, free from the predatory and destructive clutches of humans."

DSWF Pangolin Ambassador - Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS

Actress Joanna Lumley OBE is our Pangolin Ambassador.

Pangolin’s are the worlds most trafficked mammal in the world, with over 1 million Pangolins believed to be have been traded illegally in the last decade.

There are eight species of pangolins, which are also known as scaly anteaters, they are secretive and nocturnal and characteristically roll up into a ball when threatened.

DSWF funded the first ever Pangolin Protection Programme in Zambia. And now funds protection in Uganda and demand reduction campaigns in the Far East, click here to learn more about our work raising awareness of the plight of Pangolins.

We are also campaigning for a Pangolin Emoji. If you want to sign the petition, please click here.