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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,…


World Pangolin Day Highlights!

Saturday 17th February, World Pangolin Day 2018, was the seventh annual World Pangolin Day celebration, and it was bigger and better than ever before! It was truly a…


Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation Like Never Before

Saturday 17th February 2018 is World Pangolin Day and the 6th birthday of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, also known as the Pangolin SG. World Pangolin Day…


A Voice for Central Africa’s Pangolins

Ichu Ichu Godwill and Francis Nchembi Tarla of MENTOR-POP provide an update from the Second Technical Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Roundtable on Pangolin Conservation in Central Africa and…


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…