Kung Fu Pangolin & Jackie Chan

Great video from WildAid regarding CITES protection from illegal trade of wild animals.

One of the world’s oldest species of mammal is facing the threat of extinction, but just one small word might save it – “No.”

That’s the message from movie star Jackie Chan in the latest Wild-Aid campaign video designed to stop people eating or buying pangolin products.

In the video, he tries to teach a group of pangolins some martial arts moves, only to find that the toothless, timid animals only know how to curl up into a ball, making themselves vulnerable to poachers.

“The pangolins cannot defend themselves. It is up to us to take action to save them,” Chan says.

CITES, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (also called The Washington Convention). is an international agreement between governments, aimed to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants. There are about 5,600 animal species and over 30,000 plant species that are highly endangered due to extensive trade worldwide.

Customs is one of the key agencies involved in fighting the illegal trade with endangered species.

Watch the video here: Kung Fu Pangolin

Source: Wild-Aid