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Rolling pangolin conservation in the right direction on World Pangolin Day

© Guy Colborne | guycolborne.photoshelter.com Saturday 20th January 2016 is the fifth World Pangolin Day! This means people across expanding pockets of the globe will be celebrating the…


CITES SC66 – Progress made on pangolins

Pangolins, agenda item (50), came up in plenary on Tuesday afternoon and as Chair of the CITES inter-sessional working group on pangolins, the EU introduced the report of…


SOS and Fondation Segré announce new international pangolin initiative

About a week ago, the world’s first ever Pangolin Range States meeting took place in Da Nang, Vietnam, reflecting the growing conservation concern for pangolins globally. In response…


Pangolin Specialist Group plays key role in First Pangolin Range States Meeting

On 24-26th June, the First Pangolin Range States meeting was held in Da Nang, Vietnam, and members of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group (PangolinSG) played a key…


World Pangolin Day 2015 raised global awareness of pangolins

The IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group (PangolinSG) celebrated the fourth annual World Pangolin Day on February 21, 2015. The group, which consists of over 70 members from around…


Wildlife photography festival in France helps to scale up pangolin conservation

Set on the gateway to the lake Der Chantecoq, the natural stop over for tens of thousands of common cranes on their way to the Iberian Peninsula, sits…


‘Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation’ Action Plan launched as all pangolins now threatened with extinction

The IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group presents here its conservation action plan ‘Scaling up pangolin conservation‘, as all eight species of pangolin are now threatened with extinction, which…


Huge haul of African pangolin scales in Vietnam

On Wednesday 23rd July, Customs Officers at Hai Phong port in Quang Ninh province in Northern Vietnam seized 1.4 tonnes of pangolin scales, which had been trafficked from…


Pangolins gain traction in CITES – update from SC65

At the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP16), held in Bangkok in March 2013, the illicit trade in pangolins was raised as an…


Pangolins in Angolan bushmeat markets

Two out of Africa’s four pangolin species are found in Angola: the African white-bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and Temminck’s ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). The Temminck’s ground pangolin is…