With two African pangolin species recently moving to the "endangered" list, pangolins need you more than ever. Sign our petition now!
When a predator approaches, a pangolin rolls up into a ball and relies on its scaly armor for protection. But those scales can't protect them against their most ruthless predator: humans.
Up to 2.7 million pangolins are killed annually, making them the world's most trafficked mammal. The scales they use to protect themselves fetch a high price in countries like Vietnam. Just last month, Vietnam seized more than 2 tonnes of ivory and pangolin scales. Too many people mistakenly believe these scales possess healing properties.
Legal trade in pangolins has been banned in Vietnam. But the demand persists, in part because the government hasn't released an official statement educating consumers that pangolin scales possess no such healing properties.
The time to take action is NOW – especially with two African species moving from "vulnerable" to "endangered" on the IUCN Red List!
We need 50,000 wildlife advocates like you to urge Vietnam's Ministry of Health to officially renounce the use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine. Add your name today!