Conservationists estimate that one pangolin is poached from the wild every five minutes due to the huge demand from the African and Asian traditional medicine markets.
Pangolin.Africa is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the survival of this species. The greatest obstacle we face in our conservation efforts is that many people don’t even know that pangolins exist, let alone realise the urgent need to protect them. So we're making a powerful film to tell the world about pangolins and the urgent need to protect them.
Our award-winning filmmakers, Bruce Young and Johan Vermeulen, are travelling across the continent to track down these beguiling creatures about which so little is known and learn from those caring for and studying them. Bruce is best known for co-directing and writing the award-winning 2015 documentary Blood Lions which exposed the South African canned lion hunting industry.
Our goal is to release the film on Endangered Species Day in May 2019 and make it freely available as an open source documentary, accessible for viewing by millions of people around the world via online platforms, through educational establishments and at screenings supported by international conservation organisations.
With your help we can get our filmmakers to Gabon to complete shooting, then post-production can begin. Plus, if you make a donation of US$500 / R7,000 or more, we will give you an Executive Credit on The Eye of the Pangolin film. This opportunity is limited to 100 people, and the credit can be in any name of your choice. What better way to show your commitment to conservation, or to immortalise a family name, loved one, corporate entity – or even a group of friends? It’s also a really great idea for a special Festive Season gift!