|Balin, the rescued baby pangolin, covered in ants.|
We need to educate the end consumers as to what they are doing to the planet for the sake of their tastebuds. We need to re-educate the poachers and teach them a sustainable way to make a living. People fly from all over the world to see live Tarsiers in Cebu, and the whale shark in Donsol. Why can't we retrain poachers to be forest guides and jungle survival teachers, and people can pay to see live animals instead. It may not make as much in the beginning, but it will be a more lasting job.
Palawan people should be proud of the pangolin and not take it for granted. A friend ran into two chaps recently, who boasted of eating them, saying there are so many of them....this will not be true very soon. Please tell people of the plight of the pangolin.
Here is a video I made to teach people the value of the pangolin. Please take a moment to watch it. I haven't really done one before, but for the pangolin, I try. Please feel free to share it.