An animal charity that is passionate about wild animal welfare and conservation. They work to stop the exploitation and suffering of individual animals living in captivity or in the wild.
Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammals.
With high levels of hunting and poaching for the illicit trade in their meat and scales – for traditional medicines in Asia, primarily in China and Vietnam – there has been a dramatic decrease in pangolin populations over the last 15 years.
Deforestation of their natural habitats is also an issue.
Pangolins are the biggest victim of the illegal wildlife trade. Born Free lobbies governments to prioritise tackling this deadly trade, and works with like-minded organisations to rehabilitate orphaned and injured pangolins in the wild.
(Text from the Born Free website.)
Born Free lobbies to raise awareness of the plight of wild pangolins, plus investigates the illegal poaching and illicit trade in pangolin by-products.
Born Free support the Sangha Pangolin Project who rehabilitate rescued and orphaned pangolins, and return them back to the wild.
Born Free supports the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) in its efforts to protect wild pangolins and actively improve enforcement against pangolin poachers and traders in Odisha, eastern India.