Though many think of them as reptiles, pangolins are actually mammals. They are the only mammals wholly-covered in scales and they use those scales to protect themselves from predators in the wild. If under threat, a pangolin will immediately curl into a tight ball and will use their sharp-scaled tails to defend themselves.

Species in Need

So many species are under threat in Southeast Asia, its difficult to know where to even begin.  But we have a team of trustees, professional managers, activists,and environmental professionals, passionately working hard every day towards the survival of every single species.  With your help, we can do more.  

Although not an exhaustive list, SEAWPS is currently working towards the survival and preservation of the: 
Javaan Slow Loris, Pangolin, Malayan Sun Bear, Batang Toru Orangutan, Snub Nosed Monkey, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Green Sea Turtle, Lar Gibbon, Red-Headed Vulture, Sumatran Tiger, Coral Reefs, and Whale Sharks.

These and many more species are under existential threat. Without our help, they have no hope.  But we can make a difference.  We can ensure their survival. 

Please donate today. 

Southeast Asia Wildlife Preservation Society

Sumatran Rhinoceros

Sumatran rhinos are the smallest of the living rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhino with two horns. They are covered with long hair and are more closely related to the extinct woolly rhinos than any of the other rhino species alive today. Calves are born with a dense covering that turns reddish brown in young adults and becomes sparse, bristly and almost black in older animals. Sumatran rhinos compete with the Javan rhino for the unenviable title of most threatened rhino species. While surviving in greater numbers than the Javan rhino, Sumatran rhinos are more threatened by poaching. There is no indication that the population is stable and just two captive females have reproduced in the last 15 years.