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  1. Pangolins need your help.   They are heavily trafficked and killed in Asia for their skins, scales and meat.

    Sign Care2.com's petition to help pangolins here

    There is a HUGE demand for pangolin scales.   14 tons of them were confiscated in April – in Singapore.  9 tons were confiscated in China back in February.

    • People wrongly believe that their scales have healing properties. 
    • Their skins are seen as status symbols in fashion.
    • And their meat is seen as exotic to eat by Asia’s wealthy elite.  They are served at restaurants in Asia – they’re kept alive until they ordered.  

    Not much is known about them, though.  They are shy, nocturnal animals.  And they are susceptible to stress and often die unexpectedly in captivity.

    So there’s a petition on Care2 to step up the fight for pangolins.  It is urging the Chinese and Vietnamese lawmakers to enact harsher penalties on illegal pangolin traders and pursue more robust species protection efforts.

    Sign the petition to help pangolins here.

     

  2. If you want to read a feel good story, check out the work that Kyra and Sophie are doing.  They are running Hedgehog Friendly Town.  They are doing amazing work; so far they have saved over 400 hedgehogs and the care they give them is incredible.

    The girls have just appeared on Channel 5’s Saving Britain’s Hedgehogs programme and the way they took in a hedgehog from a member of the public was really professional.


    Visit their You Tube Channel


    They have an Amazon Wish List so if you want to support them, this would be a great way of helping the girls help hedgehogs.

    Their website is a mine of information, too.

    One of the things I love about these two is that they are giving talks in schools to encourage and inspire other young people to get involved.   Check out their Mission Challenges – there are 5 of them – which will help anyone boost their knowledge and understanding of hedgehogs

    Visit Hedgehog Friendly Town