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Conservation of pangolins given hope at the 1st IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group Conservation Conference

The IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group has teamed up with Wildlife Reserves Singapore to organise the first ever global conference on pangolin conservation. Themed ‘Scaling up pangolin conservation’…


The pangolin trade in Asia: taking stock

The 16th Conference of the Parties to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is currently underway in Bangkok, Thailand, running from…


Pangolin rehabilitation centre opened in Cambodia

A new facility, the Pangolin Rehabilitation Center (PRC) was opened in late December near Phnom Penh in Cambodia to provide specialist care to the kingdom’s endangered pangolins. The…


PangolinSG gearing up for 2013 in light of recent seizures

Last year ended badly for pangolins with multiple seizures in December 2012, one of which comprised over 2,000 pangolins, which were seized in China having been exported from…


New publication discusses intercontinental trade threat to African pangolins

A new publication by Co-Chair of the IUCN-SSC PangolinSG, Dan Challender and member of the PangolinSG, Lisa Hywood, in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin, gathers available evidence and discusses…


New BBC Natural World Special: Sunda Pangolin picked for Attenborough’s Ark!

In a new BBC Natural World Special Sir David Attenborough has chosen ten species he would ‘save’ by taking aboard his own ‘Ark’. Among the species chosen is…


New publication sheds light on exploitative threat to Indian Pangolin in Pakistan

Published in the Pakistan Journal of Zoology, author Tariq Mahmood and colleagues report on the targeted threat to the Indian Pangolin in Pakistan over a period of almost…


Pondering Pangolins in Nepal – workshop on Chinese pangolin conservation

In August 2012, IUCN-SSC PangolinSG member and ZSL EDGE Fellow, Ambika Khatiwada, helped organise a one day workshop on the conservation of the Chinese Pangolin in Eastern Nepal….


PangolinSG Co-Chair launches website at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea

The IUCN World Conservation Congress took place in Jeju, Korea last week, connecting IUCN members with leaders from government, the public sector, environmental organizations, and the business world…


Welcome to the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group website!

The Pangolin Specialist Group (PangolinSG) is one of over 120 IUCN-SSC (World Conservation Union – Species Survival Commission) specialist groups, Red List Authorities and task forces working towards…