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Wold Pangolin Day 2020

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Do you know what a Pangolin is? It's the only mammal that has scales (and they're super cute). Their favorite food is ants and they can eat 200,000 a day! Did you also know that they are at risk of becoming extinct?

Well, if you didn't know either of these things, don't worry. You aren't the only one. Even the f*cking text editor on this website didn't recognize Pangolin as a word!

They are one of the most poached animals in the world, which is very sad. 100,000 Pangolins are poached each year for their meat and scales (the meat is considered a delicacy in some countries, and the scales are used in traditional medicine).

But the good news is that you can help! Yes, you! February 15th, 2020 is World Pangolin Day, and by donating to our campaign you will be helping to save these wonderful animals. All profits  will go to an organization called: Save Vietnam's Wildlife, a non-profit organization that helps to secure a more stable and better future for wildlife in Vietnam.

Every little bit helps: 10€ is about what it takes to feed one Pangolin for an entire week! This is important because Save Vietnam's Wildlife rescues Pangolins from poachers, and sometimes these Pangolins have to stay in the rehabilitation center for an extended period of time before they are released back into the wild. Save Vietnam's Wildlife can have over 100 Pangolins in their care at once. That's A LOT of ants!

If you want to be rocking the superb Pangolin shirt that we designed, check out these links (proceeds also go to Pangolin conservation):
Shirt 1 
Shirt 2 

About Us:

Félicie is a PhD student, who studies shark behavior. For a few years, she has considered the Pangolin one of her favorite animals and this year, she wanted to help with their conservation. She told her friend, Jen, who was immediately on board.

Jen is an illustrator, who mostly draws fish, so drawing a Pangolin was not too different (except for the legs - they were a challenge). The first time she heard about Pangolins was a few years ago, so she was excited to be a part of a conservation project.

Initially, this was just going to be a Pangolin-themed party, where Félicie and Jen would tell their friends what Pangolins were and hopefully raise some money to donate. But they wanted to do something more meaningful for these animals so they embarked on their first-ever fundraising campaign.

Why Save Vietnam's Wildlife?

There are a lot of wonderful non-profit organizations that support Pangolin conservation, so picking one to donate to was not easy. Out of the 8 Pangolin species, 3 are critically endangered, and 2 of them live in Vietnam (the Sunda and Chinese Pangolins). It seemed like a good idea to support a non-profit in this region.

But which one?

On the 13th of January, 2020, Félicie read online that an organization called Save Vietnam's Wildlife had just rescued 16 Pangolins from illegal trade. She told Jen, and they decided this was the one.

You can check out what Save Vietnam's Wildlife is all about: here


Félicie Dhellemmes

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