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.


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

Save Pangolins aims to inspire people to conserve pangolins, to change behavior that drives the illegal trade, and to increase the capacity of conservation on the ground where pangolins live.  It supports conservation efforts in Africa and Asia and raises awareness of pangolins worldwide.

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).  

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 works at all levels of the illegal wildlife chain to protect pangolins and help reduce demand for them.  It works with conservation partners who are on the front line to prevent pangolin poaching, funding research, education and law enforcement efforts in both Africa and Asia to tackle the illegal trade in pangolins.  DSWF supports rangers to make sure they have the equipment they need, alongside local communities to prevent the poaching and trafficking of pangolins, thereby protecting their populations.

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.