Scaling up Pangolin Conservation

Pangolin, the world’s most trafficked animal today. Two species of pangolins are found in Nepal: Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) and Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata). There is no certainty in the population available in Nepal. Researchers say, the population of Pangolins are decreasing with time and there are many reasons behind it. Some of the important factor resulting in the decreased number are illegal wildlife trade, habitat destruction, natural disturbance and many other.

Greenhood Nepal has been working in some prime habitat of Pangolins in Nepal to curb down its trade and to conserve its habitat. We believe unless the local community is not involved in community-based conservation that conservation approach is not successful. Thus, Greenhood Nepal is working with the local community. Some of the programs include awareness programs to enhance knowledge of the local community,  researches to understand Pangolin’s “habits and habitat”, “motivation for trade and major routes for illegal wildlife trade in Nepal”. Moreover, to advocate the issues of this species at national level Greenhood Nepal urging government regularly to grab its attention towards the species like Pangolin as well. Our high impactful programs include talk series with government and other concerned agencies entitling “round table discussions” from 2015, which is considered as the lynchpin for the initiation National Survey of Panglion. Thereafter, we have been organizing roundtable discussion yearly. “#NepalPangolin” is another smart campaign of Greenhood Nepal which is initiated to compile all the information about Pangolin in social media.

Greenhood Nepal aims to bring the population of Pangolins into its natural habitat and curb down its trade. Thus, we will be working further more to research on it, aware people about it and conserve its habitats. We believe, Pangolins and people a lot of connection, thus we are working to decrease the conflicts and increase the harmony among them.