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Why adoption is so important

Your adoption helps us to support our ground-based conservation partners in Africa to prevent pangolin poaching by funding law enforcement efforts and keeping rangers in the field.

Simultaneously, your adoption helps us fund large-scale reduction campaigns in Asia to reduce demand for pangolins scales and debunk myths around the medicinal benefits of pangolin products, whilst protecting them on the ground through research and monitoring programmes.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
£3 per month

Just £3 per month (or £36 one-off) could equip rangers with vital equipment and training, giving them the skills and support needed to carry out anti-poaching patrols across the Greater Mara region in Kenya.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
£5 per month

Only £5 per month (or £47 one-off) could engage with local government to ensure pangolin populations in Vietnam are given the greatest protection possible.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
£10 per month

With £10 per month (or £60 one-off) you’ll help fight for the strongest possible legal protection of pangolins, affecting global policy making to combat their illegal trade.

DSWF Pangolin Adoption Pack

What’s included

A Personalised Adoption Pack 

You’ll get a personalised certificate, species fact sheet, animal bio sheet, and a photograph. In addition we will send you bi-annual updates on our conservation work with your chosen species.

Wildlife Matters Magazine 

DSWF’s magazine, bringing you conservation news and updates on our work to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species.

Pangolin Print

A beautiful, sketch print of a pangolin by talented wildlife artist David Filer.

Pangolin Toy

For adoptions of £5 per month or £47 a year and over, you can also opt to receive a beautiful, handknitted toy crafted by the Little Ndaba women’s group in Zambia.

Physical adoption packs are only available within the UK (Digital packs are available internationally).  Parcels are sent 2nd class untracked with Royal Mail.

More than a toy.

Our adoption animal toys are made by the ladies of the Little Ndaba group in Zambia. They are ethically sourced 100% African cotton and are crocheted by over 100 women from remote villages across the country.

How Pangolin Adoption Helps

Sponsoring a pangolin helps fund projects working with local communities to monitor their movements, reduce poaching, raise awareness of the threats they face. In addition, your support can help us:

  • Fight the illegal wildlife trade in pangolin scales and bushmeat, as we support special investigation teams in Asia, Africa, and the Americas
  • Protect pangolins and their habitat by supporting on-the-ground ranger patrols and providing them with the vital equipment they need
  • Engage communities through school programmes and outreach to protect native pangolins on their home range, and educate consumer countries to dispel myths associated with traditional medicine
Artwork by David Filer
Pangolin sketch, art

You can support our work to save endangered animals from extinction by adopting today.

How you can help these species in need of funding

of the world’s wildlife has been wiped out in the last 50 years.


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