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Pin: Nobody needs a Pangolin's scales But a Pangolin

Pin: Nobody needs a Pangolin's scales But a Pangolin

For #WorldPangolinDay 2019 I celebrated by raising awareness of this unique scaley mammal by making art!

Pangolins are the only mammal with scales, and they use their scales to form a defensive shield by rolling up into a ball, which sadly makes them really easy to poach. There are six different species of Pangolins found throughout Africa and Asia. They are type of ant-eater, and have tongues almost as long as their bodies.

Pangolin numbers are rapidly decreasing in the wild due to illegal poaching; they are the most poached, and illegally trafficked animals in the world. Their scales are used in Chinese medicine, and their meat is considered a delicacy across Asia. The crimes humanity is committing against these endearing spiky critters is heartbreaking.

You can help fight the illegal trade by spreading awareness of the atrocities committed against these beautiful creatures.

50% of the profits of sales of my Pangolin artwork will go to REST (Rare and Endangered Species Trust)

You can wear this artwork in miniature with this awesome pin badge! Your pin is printed in beautiful full colour, and pressed with high-quality metal components.

Pin Badge Size: 25mm

All pins are posted in a bubbled black envelope, and are packaged securely in cute organza bags, which make perfect gifts... or a little treat for yourself!