Tikki Hywood Foundation

Tikki Hywood Foundation "Utilizing conservation and awareness as stepping stones towards a future where humans live in harmony with wildlife." A wildlife NGO, based in Zimbabwe.
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28/06/2021
MOU Announcement Cameroon

Tikki Hywood Foundation is proud to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding between ourselves and the Government of Cameroon- in particular the Ministry of Wildlife.

THF will help in three domains: first to rescue pangolin when they are siezed by the hands of poachers and from the illegal bushmeat markets, to rehabilitate the injured pangolin and then finally to give these animals a second chance and to reintroduce them to the wild.

We have 25 years of experience in Zimbabwe and THF are leading experts in pangolin conservation. We have assisted in pangolin rehab in other countries such as Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi.

This war can only be won if we all work together.

We are so encouraged by this move by the Cameroonian Authorities and delighted to be able to serve in this regard in Cameroon.

If you’d like to know more, follow @tikkihywoodfoundation.cameroon

#pangolinconservation #pangolin #cameroon #wildlife #africa #protectthespecies

Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 18.00 CAT!
26/06/2021

Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 18.00 CAT!

‼ SAVE THE DATE ‼ We have interviewed a lot of people on the front line of the illegal wildlife trade, but what happens behind the scenes when it comes to prosecution and creating laws to protect wildlife?

Want to find out more? Then you need to watch our interview with Takudzwa Mutezo from Tikki Hywood Foundation

Takudzwa is a versatile international and environmental lawyer with a passion for sustainability, environmental issues and innovation. She has been working as a legal advisor in the international wildlife trafficking arena for over 5 years both internationally and locally.
In her current role, Takudzwa is leading the legal department at Tikki Hywood Foundation (THF).

Apart from court monitoring, her experience includes drafting and amending key legislative documents on wildlife at national, regional and international level. In addition, Takudzwa has managed to develop sustainable mechanisms to compliment and capacitate relevant stakeholders including law enforcement, legislature and judiciary, in their contribution towards prosecuting wildlife crimes. Takudzwa, is a public speaker and writer, with an article on money laundering and wildlife crime which has been published by the Law Society of Zimbabwe.

Her previous experience in the conservation arena includes working at the Wildlife Justice Commission, in the Netherlands, during which she gained international exposure and was actively involved in the Public Hearing held at the Peace Palace, The Hague.

Takudzwa, holds a Bachelor of Laws in International and European Law from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, with a double specialisation in International Business Law and Human Rights Law and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy and Governance at Africa University.

#Wildlife #conservation #WDTGSMedia #Togetherstronger #Pangolin ##africa
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- The Importance of Impi -This is the story of Impi, our most recently received hand rear. A box was handed over to us f...
24/06/2021

- The Importance of Impi -

This is the story of Impi, our most recently received hand rear.

A box was handed over to us from the Authorities. Inside was a tightly curled mother pangolin, wrapped around her young baby. More than likely they were starving. Had it been days or weeks since these two endangered animals had been plucked from their home and forced into a sack and kept from any and all source of natural food and or water? We will never know.

The mother's eyes were wide open with fear, her arms embraced around the tiny body of her son as though she would do anything within her power to save her baby.

Mites, the bloodsucking parasites that take advantage of malnourished creatures, roamed between their scales and fed on their misfortune. Mites found on pangolin are a clear indication that the host body is immune suppressed and compromised, an implication that the poacher had these two for some time.

With any new arrivals, the first 24 hours are critical. During this period we are able to see what wounds and aliments each animal has and can start immediate treatment. However, with a young
baby, we must patiently wait to see if the mother is still producing milk after the stress of capture.

On arrival these two were weighed, once inside their denning box we could hear the sounds of suckling coming from the baby - but it was to be to no avail. The baby’s weight was dropping and we had to start artificial feeding in between taking the mother out for foraging.

For as long as the mother remains maternal, we keep them together for warmth, safety, and security. But should the mother reject the baby, we start the fifteen month long process of hand raising.

By the fifth day, our overprotective mother realised that her baby was in safe hands and that she could allow someone else to take care of him to allow herself to recover. After his morning feed of milk and putting him back into the box, we had to watch the sad reality of her pushing him away, the one whom she had fought so hard to save.

For every rescue that takes place, tragic events have occurred. We never lose sight of what they have to go through. Even after 100’s of pangolin have been rescued and in our care, each story, each face, each soul touches our lives forever and we are greatly impacted by each one. We wish the poaching would stop and we wish we didn't have to do this job in some ways - but until it does we shall remain dedicated to these incredibly wise, gentle and mystical creatures.

All in a Week’s Work: 7 Pangolins in 7 days🇿🇼 On Monday we received this female and her pup at the THF headquarters in H...
18/06/2021

All in a Week’s Work: 7 Pangolins in 7 days

🇿🇼 On Monday we received this female and her pup at the THF headquarters in Harare. They were both rescued from trade and sadly due to stress, the mother’s milk has dried up. The baby is now being hand reared.

🇨🇲 On Tuesday, three pangolins were rescued from Douala in Cameroon and brought to @tikkihywoodfoundation.cameroon centre. When one of the females was safe in her box, she gave birth to this tiny pink pup. We suspect it is premature and hoping all hopes that it survives. Two of the pangolins were wounded from snares and capture and had maggots in their wounds. One was in healthy condition. They are all now in care.

🇺🇬 And in Uganda- @biodiversityalliance rescued and released two white bellied pangolins - both found and handed in by communities who knew it was illegal to possess or sell a pangolin. They were in good condition and immediately released back into a safe area. THF fund and advise pangolin rescue and release for this project.

Been quite a week for THF.

- Natural habitat -A pangolin where it belongs. Preserving habitat and green space is as important as the animals who li...
17/06/2021

- Natural habitat -

A pangolin where it belongs. Preserving habitat and green space is as important as the animals who live in it.

We thank all our supporters around the world for their care and concern for the plight of the pangolin, and all endangered animals.

Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do this work 🙏🏼

Still from 🎥 by @bruceyoung63 and @warren_smart

#thanks #gratitude #support #encouragement #conservation #awareness #care #pangolin #animalrescue

- Natural habitat -

A pangolin where it belongs. Preserving habitat and green space is as important as the animals who live in it.

We thank all our supporters around the world for their care and concern for the plight of the pangolin, and all endangered animals.

Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do this work 🙏🏼

Still from 🎥 by @bruceyoung63 and @warren_smart

#thanks #gratitude #support #encouragement #conservation #awareness #care #pangolin #animalrescue

17/06/2021
Tikki Hywood Foundation - 2021 - Part 4

Tikki Hywood Foundation - 2021 - Part 4

‘For 27 years, we have been able to connect with other people and organisations that follow a similar ethos as ourselves with protecting green space. We need that throughout Africa, throughout the world. Its going to be wonderful for the animals that can be released back into these safe environments.

Each animal, each pangolin that we can offer a second chance to, that we can nurture and get back into a safe space - that, for me is the hope. Thats the key’.

Lisa Hywood, Founder - THF

🎥 Bruce Young and Warren Smart

Thai is a true pangolin hero. His determination and commitment to save the Asian pangolin has been undeterred for the pa...
15/06/2021
Vietnam's pangolin defender wins top environmental prize

Thai is a true pangolin hero. His determination and commitment to save the Asian pangolin has been undeterred for the past two decades. We salute Thai and congratulate him on this award for his amazing work with pangolins and other endangered species. 👏

"Known colloquially as the "Green Nobel" - which honours grassroots environmental leaders who have made "sustained and significant efforts" to protect and enhance the natural world."

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/vietnam-s-pangolin-defender-wins-top-environmental-prize

The director of Save Vietnam's Wildlife, Nguyen Van Thai, has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in protecting pangolins.

- Sustainable Sustenance 🐜 -Pangolins will never eat an entire nest of ants. As a defense mechanism, the ants chemistry ...
14/06/2021

- Sustainable Sustenance 🐜 -

Pangolins will never eat an entire nest of ants. As a defense mechanism, the ants chemistry changes when a raid has been registered and they become unpalatable to a pangolin. The pangolin will then move on to another nest.

This way the ants survival is ensured- and so is the pangolin’s next meal!

Nature knows how to be sustainable.

Still from 🎥 by Bruce Young and Warren Smart

#pangolin #protection #facts #animalfacts #sustainability #nature #wildlife

- Sustainable Sustenance 🐜 -

Pangolins will never eat an entire nest of ants. As a defense mechanism, the ants chemistry changes when a raid has been registered and they become unpalatable to a pangolin. The pangolin will then move on to another nest.

This way the ants survival is ensured- and so is the pangolin’s next meal!

Nature knows how to be sustainable.

Still from 🎥 by Bruce Young and Warren Smart

#pangolin #protection #facts #animalfacts #sustainability #nature #wildlife

10/06/2021
Tikki Hywood Foundation - 2021, Part 2 and 3

Tikki Hywood Foundation - 2021 - Part 2 & 3

'When you physically have been in that space where there are four, or six, or eight at a time - that is an unbelievably overwhelming feeling of helplessness, of anger, of disappointment because we, as a human race, we're allowing this to happen'.

'We're putting all this energy and resources into the rehabilitation side, but the last thing I would ever want is for a pangolin to have gone through this horrendous journey and then it to happen all over again.

So we have to ask the governments of Africa to say 'Hey, we've got this law protecting this species - let's enforce it'.

Lisa Hywood, Founder - THF

🎥 by Bruce Young and Warren Smart

- Eye of the Beholder -‘‘For us, rehabilitation of a pangolin is not just physical- it’s mental as well. These animals h...
08/06/2021

- Eye of the Beholder -

‘‘For us, rehabilitation of a pangolin is not just physical- it’s mental as well. These animals have been extremely traumatized but a pangolin will eventually realise that you’re trying to help it. They are very, very intelligent animals’ -

Ellen Connelly, Director of Conservation - THF

Still from 🎥 by Bruce Young and Warren Smart
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPz9kppAEK5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

#pangolin #conservation #protection #animalrescue #tikkihywoodfoundation #zimbabwe

- Eye of the Beholder -

‘‘For us, rehabilitation of a pangolin is not just physical- it’s mental as well. These animals have been extremely traumatized but a pangolin will eventually realise that you’re trying to help it. They are very, very intelligent animals’ -

Ellen Connelly, Director of Conservation - THF

Still from 🎥 by Bruce Young and Warren Smart
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPz9kppAEK5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

#pangolin #conservation #protection #animalrescue #tikkihywoodfoundation #zimbabwe

02/06/2021
Tikki Hywood Foundation

'Conservation is not about one person- it’s definitely about a group of people coming together with one idea and trying to achieve that.

We wouldn’t have success without our teams; whether it be the pangolin minders, whether it be our legal team, whether it be working with the authorities - these members of the Tikki Hywood Foundation are my family. We are one.

The Tikki Hywood Foundation is an organisation that I set up in memory of my late father, Tikki Hywood. We’re based in Zimbabwe and we have been focusing on a 24/7 rescue and rehabilitation centre for all wild animals’

Watch the full video on our YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aevRy0hU9bM&t=151s

🎥 Bruce Young
🎥 Warren Smart

Elephants spotted in London! 🐘 🇬🇧This herd of sculpted elephants are making their way across London parks to raise aware...
27/05/2021
Why Did The Elephant Cross The Road?

Elephants spotted in London! 🐘 🇬🇧

This herd of sculpted elephants are making their way across London parks to raise awareness about the #coexistence of humans and animals. The sculptures are made by communities in India from lantana camara, an invasive weed that’s removal benefits wildlife.

We’re very honoured to have a matriarch elephant named ‘Tikki’ moving in the herd thanks to our friends at Chantecaille Beaute

Follow their progress online and Londoners, send us a photo if you find Tikki!

Making tracks across London this summer, these elephants—co-sponsored by Chantecaille—share an urgent message about human-wildlife coexistence.

- Significant Otter -Naia is a female Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis). We celebrate her today on World Otter Day fo...
26/05/2021

- Significant Otter -

Naia is a female Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis). We celebrate her today on World Otter Day for the incredibly intelligent and important creature she and her species are!

#worldotterday #otter #ottersoftheinternet #happyotter #animalrescue #rehabilitation

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although incredibly cute, Otters like Naia should NEVER be forced to live with humans or kept as pets. They are wild animals.

Naia was a victim of a feral dog attack and still suffers temporary paralysis and unfortunately cannot be released. She is given and requires dedicated professional care with enrichment and specific mental stimulation daily.

- Significant Otter -

Naia is a female Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis). We celebrate her today on World Otter Day for the incredibly intelligent and important creature she and her species are!

#worldotterday #otter #ottersoftheinternet #happyotter #animalrescue #rehabilitation

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although incredibly cute, Otters like Naia should NEVER be forced to live with humans or kept as pets. They are wild animals.

Naia was a victim of a feral dog attack and still suffers temporary paralysis and unfortunately cannot be released. She is given and requires dedicated professional care with enrichment and specific mental stimulation daily.

A bit of fun for the last Trap Camera Tuesday in May. What is it? Someone will know.....#conservation #tikkihywoodfounda...
25/05/2021

A bit of fun for the last Trap Camera Tuesday in May. What is it? Someone will know.....

#conservation #tikkihywoodfoundation #cameratrap

A bit of fun for the last Trap Camera Tuesday in May. What is it? Someone will know.....

#conservation #tikkihywoodfoundation #cameratrap

- Sweet Taste of Freedom - Two adult females who were confiscated and handed over to THF for rehab have successfully bee...
24/05/2021

- Sweet Taste of Freedom -

Two adult females who were confiscated and handed over to THF for rehab have successfully been released this last weekend.

A THF team were on the ground in an undisclosed location monitoring both females and making sure their release was smooth and successful!

This is one of them having a drink on release.

Thanks goes to Zimparks for their continuing and constant support.

#pangolin #release #rehabilitation #happynews #goodnewsstory #freedom #wild #wildlife #animalrescue

- Sweet Taste of Freedom -

Two adult females who were confiscated and handed over to THF for rehab have successfully been released this last weekend.

A THF team were on the ground in an undisclosed location monitoring both females and making sure their release was smooth and successful!

This is one of them having a drink on release.

Thanks goes to Zimparks for their continuing and constant support.

#pangolin #release #rehabilitation #happynews #goodnewsstory #freedom #wild #wildlife #animalrescue

- Shining A Light - It is our dream one day to not have to use a pangolin to mark Endangered Species Day, and instead ha...
21/05/2021

- Shining A Light -

It is our dream one day to not have to use a pangolin to mark Endangered Species Day, and instead have their numbers be flourishing back in the wild. But as it stands they still have the tragic title of currently being the world’s most trafficked mammal.

When they roll into a ball protected by their scaly armour, pangolins have evolved to be quite impenetrable to most wild animal predators - unfortunately humans are not one of them.

Today, on Endangered Species Day, we aim to raise awareness of the plight of this species and that with current rates of human consumption- they now face extinction.

This beautiful mother was rescued with her baby from being traded and they are both currently in care at THF. She is due for imminent release into a protected area.

#pangolin #endangeredspeciesday #endangered #plight #endangeredanimal #stopthetrade #pangolinrescue

- Shining A Light -

It is our dream one day to not have to use a pangolin to mark Endangered Species Day, and instead have their numbers be flourishing back in the wild. But as it stands they still have the tragic title of currently being the world’s most trafficked mammal.

When they roll into a ball protected by their scaly armour, pangolins have evolved to be quite impenetrable to most wild animal predators - unfortunately humans are not one of them.

Today, on Endangered Species Day, we aim to raise awareness of the plight of this species and that with current rates of human consumption- they now face extinction.

This beautiful mother was rescued with her baby from being traded and they are both currently in care at THF. She is due for imminent release into a protected area.

#pangolin #endangeredspeciesday #endangered #plight #endangeredanimal #stopthetrade #pangolinrescue

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Vietnam getting justice for the pangolin...
A little bit of positive news. Sentence not long enough, but some justice at least and a step in the right direction.
Dear Tikki and friends Re COVID-19 This scientific article from March 2020 mentions pangolins multiple times Best wishes
Thank you for all you do for Pangolins and other endangered animals.
A much needed action coming from China. Let's hope that this ban remains in place and is correctly policed by the relevant authorities.
Are you guys able to register with Amazon in order to get charitable donations?
Good news! CONGRATULATIONS TO AFRICAN PARKS AND ZPWMA.
This is the first time pangolin scales have been seized in the region.
This is the first time pangolin scales have been seized in this area.
https://www.facebook.com/1223056101120957/posts/2322915917801631/ Working with Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary - LiWiSa in Liberia, rescuing and rehabilitating African pangolin.
📰 BREAKING NEWS: Did a tiny petition result in "pangolin" being added to Google's dictionary after years of being unrecognized?! Go check! HAPPY #WorldPangolinDay!