Happy World Pangolin Day
Posted on February 14 2020
Here at Barry M, we love our wildlife. Today is World Pangolin Day and we wanted to spread some pangolin love to help raise awareness of these unknown animals. With over one million pangolins believed to have been traded illegally in the last decade; it’s time to save our wildlife and help these beautiful creatures.
What is a pangolin you may ask? Pangolins remain relatively unknown to most people; however, they are actually the most trafficked animal in the world. Used for medicinal purposes, meat and wearable goods, pangolins are under serious threat.
In 2016, all eight species of pangolin were re-classified at CITES to give them the highest level of protection, however illegal trade is still ongoing; in 2017, China made the biggest recorded seizure of pangolin scales at 11.9 tonnes, which is the equivalent of around 20,000 pangolins.
Barry M wanted to do more to help these endangered species. The Barry M WILDLIFE® collection is in collaboration with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation who tirelessly protect endangered species through their vital conservation work. The sale of every WILDLIFE® collection item donates 20% of net profits to the foundation as they work to fight wildlife crime, protect endangered species and engage in local communities.
The Pangolin WILDLIFE® Palette is dedicated to raising awareness for these amazing creatures. Filled with nine bright and popping shades, the palette is wonderfully pigmented as well as being for an amazing cause.