SCALING UP PANGOLIN CONSERVATION IN SINGAPORE
The Singapore Pangolin Working Group (SPWG) was formed on 16 August 2014, after the first IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group Conservation Conference in Singapore. Since then, pangolin conservation and research projects across Singapore have been coordinated through SPWG and its stakeholders from government agencies, non-governmental organisations, educational institutions, and individuals.
The aim of the group is to improve collaboration among stakeholders to increase awareness and drive the conservation and protection of the critically-endangered Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) in Singapore through efforts such as conservation and research projects, education and community outreach, and pangolin rescue and release. The working group also facilitates both in-situ and ex-situ research, as well as community outreach and education on pangolin issues.
If you spot a pangolin in Singapore, please let us know on our Record A Pangolin page! Sightings reported via this website will give us critical data to understand the health of pangolin populations locally and are held in strict confidence by the members of SPWG.
The SPWG convenes twice a year and is chaired by Mandai Nature & Mandai Wildlife Group.
Dr Serena Oh