Fitting pangolins with tracking devices is vital to being able to keep monitoring the movements and well-being of pangolins, especially during the first few days following the release of a pangolin back into the wild.
Pangolins are such secretive creatures that finding them to conduct invaluable research on their behaviour and movements can be an almost impossible task.
Satellite tracking is also often the only way conservationists can continue to monitor rehabilitated pangolins after their release. This is essential to ensuring their successful reintegration back into the wild.
Morgenswacht Farm rehabilitation facility in the Northern Cape is currently unable to do any follow-ups after a rewilding as they do not have access to a tracking device. We’re aiming to raise R10,000 to get a tracker to them and provide sufficient data for a year.