They are one of the most trafficked mammals in Asia and, increasingly, Africa. Pangolins are listed as 'Vulnerable' to 'Critically Endangered' and 'Population decreasing'.
I have designed and created an Awareness Art Garment for the Pangolin Species. It has taken 6 months to design and 3D print scales that resemble Pangolin scales. The garment is called ‘The Pangolin Flower’. Each 3D printed scale has been heat shaped and hand sewn to construct a full body wearable art piece. In addition to working with REST Namibia. I will be traveling to America and will be wearing The Pangolin Flower at The Oregon Solar Eclipse Festival and Burning Man so if you see me come and say hi.
CURRENT PROJECT : 2018, Namibia
Below text and Image by by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton
"Two days after the discovery and bust of a massive illegal wildlife smuggling operation in Medan, Sumatra, and of 5 tons of slaughtered pangolins, I’m back in a taxi heading out to a huge cleared block of land, several kilometers from the warehouse. The Indonesian National Police and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit interrupted an important pangolin smuggling operation in the port of Medan, providing black market pangolin meat and scales to traders in China and Vietnam, and now this unimaginable hoard of dead pangolins needs to be destroyed"....... read more by clicking on the link http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/30/pangolin-prison-part-ii/