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Malaysia’s First Pangolin Sanctuary and Research Centre to be Opened in Sabah

In a big win for the Sunda pangolin, plans for developing Malaysia’s first pangolin conservation centre have been announced. The new Sabah Pangolin Sanctuary and Research Institute (SAPSARI)…


Working Together to Change the Story of Pangolins

World Pangolin Day is a yearly global celebration of pangolins and the people working to save them from extinction. For the Pangolin Specialist Group (PSG), World Pangolin Day…


Pangolin Conservation Project in Maiko-Tayna-Kahuzi-Biega Landscape (DRC)

Written by Jonas Kambale: Coordinator of Pangolin Conservation Project   The MENTOR-POP Programme Fellowship held in Yaounde-Cameroon (2016-2017) led to the development of the Pangolin Conservation Project in…


Unveiling the Mysteries of the Black-Bellied Pangolin

Written by Mathieu Assovi and Matt Shirley of Project Mecistops   We find ourselves in the flooded forests of the Tanoé-Ehy Swamp Forest community reserve (FMTE, Ivory Coast,…


Historical data for conservation: reconstructing range changes of Chinese pangolin in eastern China (1970–2016)

The Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) has long suffered from intense exploitation driven by consumer demand for medicinal use and food. Our research found that the distribution of Chinese…


How many middle managers does it take to save a pangolin?

Annie Cooper, of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), gives an insight into a project designed to support middle-management in Central Africa. Like conservationists across the planet, park managers…


Experts Gather in Cambridge to Improve Monitoring Methods for Pangolins

IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group members and other experts gathered in Cambridge last week to share information and develop ecological monitoring methods for pangolins – Keri Parker, Communications…


The complete family tree of extant pangolins provides suitable genetic markers for tracking the world’s most trafficked mammals

Philippe Gaubert, staff researcher at Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Toulouse, France, gives an insight into how a better understanding of the evolutionary history of pangolins…


Scaling up Palawan Pangolin Conservation – Developing the First National Conservation Strategy for the Species

This month the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), Katala Foundation Incorporated (KFI), Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Philippines, and the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group held…


Huge Victory for Pangolins in Sabah

Great news from Sabah, Malaysia! Last month, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah announced that the Sunda pangolin, the only pangolin species found in the state,…