Introducing The Pangolin Project at Sala’s Camp

The Safari Collection are thrilled to support an exciting new conservation project working to protect the highly threatened pangolin. These secretive and mysterious nocturnal creatures are covered head to toe in hard keratin scales and are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world. Their meat is eaten as a delicacy in China and Vietnam and their scales are misguidedly used in traditional medicine. Tragically, pangolins are utterly defenceless against the hands of their biggest predators: humans.

There are eight species of pangolin on the planet, four of which live in Africa. Sala’s Camp are lucky enough to have several Temminck’s ground pangolins living near to camp. The Pangolin Project is currently in residence at Sala’s, carrying out primary research alongside raising awareness among local rangers and communities to help stop poaching.

Visit our website to find out more about these bewitching creatures and the vital work being carried out by The Pangolin Project.