Who we are


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Save Pangolins supports conservation actions in Africa and Asia and raises public awareness of pangolins around the world.

We envision a world where all eight pangolin species are safe from extinction. To get there, we must stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand. Save Pangolins aims to inspire people to conserve pangolins, change behavior that drives the illegal trade, and increase the capacity of conservation on the ground where pangolins live. We provide expertise and leadership in coordinating global pangolin conservation efforts and run campaigns that engage the public and generate funds for conservation.


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We empower pangolin champions.

  • We fund conservationists working at the frontlines to save pangolins in Asia and Africa.

  • We facilitate coordination and communication among pangolin conservation programs and researchers across the world.

  • We educate and inspire the public through targeted media campaigns.

  • Our website, savepangolins.org, was the very first website about pangolins and their conservation. Ten years later, it is still the first stop for thousands of people who are discovering pangolins for the first time.

  • As Vice Chairs of the IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, we help shape stakeholder communications, outreach campaigns, policy, research, and conservation.

  • We help empower pangolin champions in Central Africa through the  MENTOR Progress on Pangolins (MENTOR POP) program, which trained young pangolin conservationists in topics like conflict transformation, adaptive leadership and community-based conservation methods.


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Meet the Team

Save Pangolins is managed by Keri Parker and Paul Thomson, two professional conservation biologists. When they learned about the plight of pangolins in 2007 through the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program, they felt compelled to take action. They created savepangolins.org which they have evolved into Save Pangolins, a non-profit dedicated to saving all eight pangolin species from extinction. Keri and Paul also serve as Vice Chairs on the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group. They waive their salaries and donate their time and resources.

Save Pangolins could not be what it is today without the generous support of volunteers and interns.