| Hamidah Ismail |
1STOPBRUNEI Wildlife Club saved three pangolins recently.
The poaching and selling of the endangered pangolins are reportedly rampant in Brunei Darussalam.
Two of the pangolins were rescued from two poachers, while one was handed over by two individuals who found the scaly animal in their home compound.
The individuals, Miss Laila and her nephew Fadhillah, contacted Muhammad Shaves, the founder of 1stopbrunei Wildlife Club to seek his help in rescuing and releasing the pangolin.
A pangolin, which is an ant-eating mammal and critically endangered, is known to be one of the most trafficked animals in the world, including in Brunei.
They are often hunted for their skin as well as meat, which is falsely believed to be medically beneficial.
The club expressed their gratitude to Lotus Light Charity Society, the British High Commission to Brunei Darussalam and XOIA for their financial support to the club. Individuals who wish to show their support can purchase the club’s merchandise at XOIA, located at The Mall, Gadong.
The club can also be reached through their Facebook page at 1stopbrunei Wildlife or Instagram @wildlifeclub.