Wild Aloha Foundation presents “Pangolin Party”
Raised and donated $1,600 to Global Conservation Force
** POSTPONED & RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 16, 2019 **
February 16th is World Pangolin Day, and we are hosting one of many Pangolin Parties around the nation! This will be our first kid-friendly fundraiser featuring interactive games/crafts, a petting zoo, community engagement, and our first ever Pancakes for Pangolins!!
The goal of this fundraiser is to educate our keiki on the most heavily, illegally trafficked mammal on Earth, the Pangolins, and to raise funds to donate to our featured organization, Global Conservation Force, who is actively working to expose the poaching and trafficking issue. It is our contribution that allows them to stay on the front lines rescuing and protecting the disappearing wildlife.
Join us for an afternoon of games, pancakes, and animals!
A keiki event and fundraiser for Global Conservation Force
March 16, 2019 from 10am – 1pm
Hakipuu Education Center @ Kualoa Ranch
49-139 Kamehameha Hwy
(drink tickets available for adults 21+)
– Mistprint for designing our cute Pangolin shirt logo
– Starbucks for donating coffee and pastries
– Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii for donating the use of their recycling receptacles
– Hawaiian OLA for donating non-alcoholic beverages
Special thanks to our friends in the community for participating:
– Hawaii Marine Animal Response
– City & County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services, Recuse Division, Recycling Branch
Mahalo for being a part of the solution! See you at the event!
100% of profits from this event will be donated to our featured organization: Global Conservation Force (ticket profits are donated directly to support GFC and are non-refundable). GCF focuses on supporting threatened wildlife by providing anti-poaching units with the necessary technology and gear to help fight off poachers. Instead of adopting individual animals, with GCF you can “adopt a ranger” and help support rangers in their front line fight against poaching.
From these nationwide World Pangolin Day events, GFC plans to use 50% of all funds raised for their protection, wildlife trafficking investigation efforts, and rehab efforts in Africa/Save Vietnams Wildlife. The other 50% of all funds raised will be donated to Save Vietnam’s Wildlife to support their work in rescuing, rehabilitating, and protecting the endangered Pangolins.
To learn more about what the Pangolins are facing, please watch this short film featured on NatGeo and produced by Coral and Oak Studios. It is mildly graphic, and NOT intended for the children to view.
Excerpt from the film: “Pangolins are considered the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world—scaly, cat-size, nocturnal anteaters found in Africa and Asia. Their meat and scales are in high demand for their supposed health benefits, and as a result the pangolin’s population has plummeted. It’s estimated that in the last 10 years, a million pangolins have been trafficked. Earlier this year, 4.4 tons of pangolin scales, labeled as plastic, were seized in Hong Kong, a haul estimated to represent between 1,100 and 6,600 pangolins and be worth $1.25 million (U.S.). Pangolins are now one of the most valuable animals to need protection, and bans are being discussed alongside those of iconic animals like elephants and rhinos.”