The Rare & Endangered Species Trust (REST) works to save Namibia’s most endangered species – including the pangolin. If you followed the story of Honey Bun (who sadly died this year), then like me you will want to help these amazing creatures.
REST want your children (under 12s) to create a book for children, by children! Called “I LOVE PANGOLINS”. They are looking for young artists and story writers from around the world to create either a pangolin drawing or a story. Entries cost £10, but you will be raising funds for ‘The Honey Bun Fundraiser and Blood Bank’.
For more information and to enter, you must message them via their Facebook page:
Shame i’m not under 12 – but I shall be encouraging the child (he’s 10 so he qualifies) to write a story and draw too, so we can do our bit to raise funds for vital lifesaving medical technology.
Want to know more about Pangolins?
Pangolins are one of the most trafficked mammals in Asia and, increasingly, Africa. In China and Vietnam their meat is considered a delicacy, and pangolin scales are used in traditional medicine and folk remedies.
All eight pangolin species are protected under national and international laws, but there is a growing international illegal trade in pangolins.