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 a 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. I created this illustration to highlight the struggle of this little creature that is not often talked about in mainstream conservation media and you can help fight the illegal trade by spreading awareness of the atrocities committed against these beautiful creatures by wearing your pin and using it to start conversations!
These pins are 32mm fantastic full-colour quality printed button badges with steel pin backs.
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