Pangolin Conservation Charities


If you saw the BBC2 programme from Natural World on pangolins (Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal) and want to find out more, here are some pangolin conservation charities to check out.  You could also take a look at Help Pangolins at Pangolin Corner on our sister site, which has other ways to help.

REST Namibia

Founded in 2000, REST aims to bring attention to some of the most misunderstood and endangered animals in Namibia.  REST Namibia was founded by Maria Diekmann who featured in the BBC2 programme about Pangolins on 15 May 2018.  Subscribe to their You Tube channel here.

Pangolin Conservation

A US based charity working on the ground in West Africa in co-operation with the University of Lome and their zoological partners to study the White bellied tree pangolin.  They are developiong husbandy and transit parameters required for maintaining pangolins in captivity for conservation, research and zoological purposes.


ZSL hosts the  IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group and it champions the conservation of pangolins, engaging with on the ground conservationists, key decision makers the media and conservation organisations.  It runs conservation projects in Thailand, Nepal and Cameroon.  Read more about ZSL’s work with pangolins here

Save Pangolins

Another US charity which supports conservation efforts around the world and works to raise awareness about them. 

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

The organisation aims to safeguard Vietnam’s biodiversity for future generations.  It formerly operated as the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Programme (CPCP).  Newquay Zoo has been a long-term supporter of Save Vietnam's Wildlife (previously the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Programme).

Edge of Existence

The EDGE of Existence programme focuses specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history – including pangolins!

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)

The DSWF is pioneering new projects in Zambia and Uganda to help better understand pangolin populations and how best to protect them.  It is also supporting WildAid’s campaign to reduce the demand for pangolins and pangolin products in China and Vietnam.

Fauna and Flora

Fauna and Flora International is working to help curb poaching and trafficking of Sunda pangolins from Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra.  Find out more here.