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 Malaysia. However, the PangolinSG has a range of initiatives planned for 2013, as it aims to raise awareness of the conservation predicament of pangolins, catalyse research action and devise conservation strategies for the species. Details of the groups initiatives are outlined in the below journal article.
Challender, DWS., Baillie, JEM., Waterman, C. and the IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group (2012). Catalysing conservation action and raising the profile of pangolins – the IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group (PangolinSG). Asian Journal of Conservation Biology Vol. 2, p.139-140.