“These pangolin photos represent a beautiful insight into a tragic reality. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on our planet. In 2016 with all that we know and have learnt we have no excuse but to take action. I wanted to take photographs that would be impactful enough to ask questions, to influence people so that they would take the time to know what pangolins are and how dire their plight has become. Like many animals that we share our planet with, our participation, self control and empathy will define whether they are here with us in years to come.”
– Adrian Steirn
Ten percent of all sales from the Pangolin Man series will go directly to The Tikki Hywood Trust. The Tikki Hywood Trust strives to bring awareness and sound conservation practice to the plight of lesser-known and endangered animals globally, including pangolins.
About Adrian Steirn
Adrian Steirn is a leading photographer and filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work is driven by narrative – the stories of the people and the wildlife he encounters. As the photographer-in-residence for WWF South Africa, Steirn works actively to promote and engage with conservation efforts, using visual images as a means to stimulate discussion and action around key issues. His work is firmly grounded by the belief that conservation and humanity are inextricably linked.
In his latest series, Pangolin Man, Steirn features the men who work to protect pangolins being rehabilitated by the Tikki Hywood Trust in Zimbabwe, and portrays their unique bond with these rarely seen and fascinating animals.
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