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Experts Make First Ever Regional Conservation Strategy for Sunda Pangolin

IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group members and other experts from 16 countries gathered in Singapore June 28-30th to create the first ever regional strategy to conserve the Critically…


Celebrating World Pangolin Day and five years of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group

DAN CHALLENDER: That was a quick five years! I remember the second World Pangolin Day back in 2012. We had just been given the go ahead by IUCN…


The end of the IUCN quadrennium 2012-2016 and a look towards 2017-2020

Dan Challender, Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, looks back on pangolin conservation over the last IUCN quadrennium, and at objectives for the coming years.    The end of…


Pangolin work in Sabah, Malaysia

  Elisa Panjang, PhD student at Cardiff University and member of the Pangolin Specialist Group provides an update on conservation activities for the Sunda Pangolin in Sabah, Malaysia….


What does the new trade ban mean for pangolin conservation?

Pangolins gained the highest levels of protection under CITES with the decision to bring in a ban on international trade. Dan Challender, Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin…


IUCN quadrennium ends with a pangolin motion

Between 1st and 10th September more than 10,000 participants gathered in Honolulu, Hawai’i for the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 – Planet at the Crossroads. Among the array…


Massive seizure of African pangolin scales in Hong Kong

On Thursday 23rd June Hong Kong authorities seized 4 tonnes of pangolin scales originating from Cameroon. The shipment- one of the largest ever seizures of African pangolin scales – is…


Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation in Nepal

Last month, the Government of Nepal organised a national pangolin workshop to develop a road map for conserving the country’s globally significant pangolin populations. Four Pangolin Specialist Group…


On Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation

A new paper published today by 11 members of the Pangolin Specialist Group reviews what has been achieved so far in pangolin conservation and considers what must be…


Using local ecological knowledge to determine status of pangolins in Hainan

Helen Nash, Pangolin Specialist Group Vice Chair for Genetics, has recently published her research on using local ecological knowledge to determine status and threats of the Chinese pangolin…