Wow, this conservation dinner is so damn depressing. Humanity is the pits!
Said NO ONE who’s ever attended my Pangolin Conservation Dinner !
What exactly is a ‘Pangolin Conservation Dinner’? Well, it’s basically a cross between private dining and a conservation education session minus the sad shit that makes you wanna cry and hate other humans. It came about because I wanted to do something about biodiversity loss with whatever little skills, talent, knowledge, passion and ability I had. It happens that I can cook, I like holding dinner parties and I’m an educator, so I mushed those three things together and voila, The Pangolin Conservation Dinner was born!
If you’re wondering why I’m focusing on Pangolins, firstly, all 8 species of Pangolin are either critically endangered or vulnerable (that is, they’re at risk of extinction). Secondly, they’re the most trafficked animal on earth. And thirdly, Sunda Pangolins are native to Singapore!
That really blew my mind when I found that out. Such a fascinating animal and I didn’t even realise they existed in our nature reserves! So that’s why Pangolins. Having said that, although I’m starting with Pangolins, I hope to hold conservation events for other endangered animals in future.
Here are some things about the Pangolin Conservation Dinner…
- My guests learn about Pangolins (du’uh).
- The food is Pangolin inspired and vegetarian.
- I’ve made an effort to minimise waste from the dinner as much as possible. For example, I shop for the veg at the wet market to minimise packaging waste and I vermi-post the scraps.
- During dinner, guests are invited to consider aspects of the Pangolin which are similar or dissimilar to themselves and to have a conversation about it.
- The dinner supports Singapore conservation organisations through donations made by the guests.
- You get to meet a couple of live “pangolins”.
At the moment the Pangolin Conservation Dinner is only for my family and friends, so if you fall into one of those categories and you’re reading this and you wanna attend, then TEXT ME NOW!
If you don’t fall into my ‘friend’ or ‘family’ category, but think it’s something you’d really enjoy, then leave me your name and email address. I’ll let you know if and when I open it up to the public.
Alternatively, if think you’d like to host your own Pangolin Conservation Dinner, put your name and email address below. I’ll pass you my education materials etc.