A million pangolins are believed to have been illegally trafficked in the last decade and all eight species of pangolins are now threatened with extinction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DSWF’s magazine, bringing you conservation news and updates on our work to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species.
A beautiful, sketch print of a pangolin by talented wildlife artist David Filer.
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.
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.
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:
Marimba, is a ground pangolin from Africa, otherwise known as the Temminck’s pangolin.
Marimba, like others of his species, can be found in East and Southern Africa, ranging from the Cape in South Africa through much of Chad and Sudan.
Because of his tightly overlapping, armour-like scales, Marimba might be misidentified as a reptile – but he’s a mammal, just like us. In fact, another name for pangolins is the scaly anteater – which gives you an idea of his favourite food. Marimba likes to feast almost exclusively on ants and termites and can consume up to 70 million insects in just one year. This means Marimba plays a vital role in his ecosystem, by regulating invertebrate populations and keeping them manageable.
As well as being rare, pangolins are extremely shy and secretive, so we don’t know much else about Marimba. But we do know that he is mostly nocturnal, and like all pangolins, has the ability to roll himself up into a tightly armoured ball when he feels threatened or attacked by predators. The word ‘pangolin’ is Malay in origin and means ‘one who rolls up’.
You can help DSWF protect pangolins and their future either through a donation, or by adopting Marimba, our species ambassador.
You can support our work to save endangered animals from extinction by adopting today.
of the world’s wildlife has been wiped out in the last 50 years.
species of plants, insects, and mammals are at risk of extinction.