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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…


Celebrating World Pangolin Day and five years of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group

DAN CHALLENDER: That was a quick five years! I remember the second World Pangolin Day back in 2012. We had just been given the go ahead by IUCN…


The end of the IUCN quadrennium 2012-2016 and a look towards 2017-2020

Dan Challender, Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, looks back on pangolin conservation over the last IUCN quadrennium, and at objectives for the coming years.    The end of…


Pangolin work in Sabah, Malaysia

  Elisa Panjang, PhD student at Cardiff University and member of the Pangolin Specialist Group provides an update on conservation activities for the Sunda Pangolin in Sabah, Malaysia….


What does the new trade ban mean for pangolin conservation?

Pangolins gained the highest levels of protection under CITES with the decision to bring in a ban on international trade. Dan Challender, Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin…


IUCN quadrennium ends with a pangolin motion

Between 1st and 10th September more than 10,000 participants gathered in Honolulu, Hawai’i for the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 – Planet at the Crossroads. Among the array…


Massive seizure of African pangolin scales in Hong Kong

On Thursday 23rd June Hong Kong authorities seized 4 tonnes of pangolin scales originating from Cameroon. The shipment- one of the largest ever seizures of African pangolin scales – is…