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Tuesday, October 4 • 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Combating Wildlife Crime | Pangolin Crisis Fund
The Pangolin Crisis Fund (PCF) has the express goal of stopping the poaching, trafficking, and the demand and consumption of pangolin meat and scales. Since being founded in 2019 by WCN and Save Pangolins, the PCF has invested in programs around the world that protect pangolins and their habitats as well as orchestrate campaigns to reduce the demand for pangolin products. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, pangolins were not well known on a global scale, so their vulnerable status went largely unnoticed. The PCF has highlighted the connection between today’s pandemic and the broader threat of the illegal wildlife trade, and to date, the PCF has supported 10 projects in 14 countries and disbursed over $918,000 toward pangolin conservation.

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Wilson Ogoke

Wildlife Policy Coordinator, Africa Nature Investors
As a Nigerian barrister and solicitor, Wilson is an experienced litigator. He currently serves as the Africa Nature Investors' Wildlife Policy Coordinator for a project to deploy strategic legal and policy interventions to protect Africa’s biodiversity from illegal wildlife trade... Read More →
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Araluen "Azza" Schunmann

Director, Pangolin Crisis Fund, Pangolin Crisis Fund
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Tunde Morakinyo

Executive Director,, Africa Nature Investors
Tunde Morakinyo is a Community Forestry and Tropical Forest Conservation Specialist. He’s spent 25 years implementing natural resource management projects for NGOs, particularly in West and Central Africa. Tunde also works on community conservation projects around protected areas... Read More →
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Erin Chong

Wildlife Campaigner, Environmental Investigation Agency
Erin Chong is a Wildlife Campaigner at the Environmental Protection Agency UK, where she works on issues related to the illegal trade of pangolins in Africa and Asia with a focus on traditional Chinese medicine. She holds an MSc. in Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence from... Read More →
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Mary Rice

Executive Director, Environmental Investigation Agency
Mary Rice joined the Environmental Investigation Agency in 1996 and was appointed Executive Director in 2008. She is responsible for directing the daily operational and long-term strategic management of EIA UK, as well as working on campaigns and projects and representing EIA at conferences... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)