The global development community celebrates World Pangolin Day on Saturday, February 18, 2017, under the theme « Together let’s protect our Pangolins. »
Pangolins are believed to be the most heavily trafficked mammals in the world.
2016 was a special year for pangolins as all eight species were uplisted to Appendix I at the 17th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
World Pangolin Day is an international event which is celebrated every year on the third Saturday in February to raise global awareness about pangolins, the alarming threats they face, and the inspiring efforts to prevent them from going extinct.