Established in 2005, the Pangolin, Aardvark and Xenarthra Taxon Advisory Group (PAX TAG) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) supports the conservation of pangolins, aardvarks, and xenarthrans around the world through captive management, conservation education, and engagement in in situ management and conservation programs. Advocacy for these species—both in captivity and the wild– is also part of the PAX TAG’s mission.



A great source of information for anyone interested in conservation issues.



ARKive is a unique collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world's species. It includes pictures and videos of several xenarthran species.



The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants and animals on a global scale.



The Colombian center for the study and conservation of sloths is led by Dr. Tinka Plese, member of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group.



Initiated and chaired by the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group's Deputy Chair Dr. Flávia Miranda, this Brazilian NGO is dedicated to the in situ and ex situ conservation of xenarthrans.



Aardvarks were once considered close relatives of the xenarthrans, but molecular studies showed that they evolved separately. Learn more about aardvarks on the IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group's website or on the Aardvark Conservation site.



Nature Photographer Belén Etchegaray generously provided some great anteater and armadillo pictures for our website. Her passion for nature is reflected in each of her photographs.



Darío Podestá is an Argentinean wildlife photographer who contributed to our site with some amazing armadillo pictures. His site contains some fantastic shots of landscapes, flora and fauna of Argentina.



Wildlife photographer Andre Baertschi took one of the very few pictures of the hairy long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus pilosus) we know of. He has taken some incredible wildlife and nature pictures during his many expeditions to the remotest places of the New World tropics.



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