Pangolins in serious trouble

In spite of bans on the legal trade of this species, they still remain the world’s most trafficked mammal – and the primary reason is the belief that their scales have healing properties. This superstition, which still flourishes in spite of clear evidence that the scales have no medicinal value, is driving this vulnerable species to extinction.

This is to raise awareness about the fact that pangolin scales have no healing properties whatsoever and that demand for pangolin scales is threatening them with extinction. The protection of every species is important to maintaining a healthy biodiversity, and the pangolin is no exception. I ask that you officially renounce the use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine and work to educate consumers about the real costs of fake medicine.

By Rosita Mars Herat

I would first like to acknowledge the shared, unceded traditional territory of the Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and other Coast Salish Peoples on which beautiful land (Surrey, BC) I work, play and learn. I moved to Surrey, British Columbia, Canada from Sri Lanka where I was born and raised -an island in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean. I enjoy painting and spending time with nature which inspires me to paint a variety of subjects. I firmly believe that Art is a calling and a gift. “My goal is to create art to an audience that connects them to the natural world”. I use different mediums for my paintings - vibrant and bold colours. Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you enjoy my Art I am self-taught and study Art at Emily Carr University, Vancouver