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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…


Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation in Nepal

Last month, the Government of Nepal organised a national pangolin workshop to develop a road map for conserving the country’s globally significant pangolin populations. Four Pangolin Specialist Group…


On Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation

A new paper published today by 11 members of the Pangolin Specialist Group reviews what has been achieved so far in pangolin conservation and considers what must be…


Using local ecological knowledge to determine status of pangolins in Hainan

Helen Nash, Pangolin Specialist Group Vice Chair for Genetics, has recently published her research on using local ecological knowledge to determine status and threats of the Chinese pangolin…


Rolling pangolin conservation in the right direction on World Pangolin Day

© Guy Colborne | guycolborne.photoshelter.com Saturday 20th January 2016 is the fifth World Pangolin Day! This means people across expanding pockets of the globe will be celebrating the…


CITES SC66 – Progress made on pangolins

Pangolins, agenda item (50), came up in plenary on Tuesday afternoon and as Chair of the CITES inter-sessional working group on pangolins, the EU introduced the report of…


SOS and Fondation Segré announce new international pangolin initiative

About a week ago, the world’s first ever Pangolin Range States meeting took place in Da Nang, Vietnam, reflecting the growing conservation concern for pangolins globally. In response…


Pangolin Specialist Group plays key role in First Pangolin Range States Meeting

On 24-26th June, the First Pangolin Range States meeting was held in Da Nang, Vietnam, and members of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group (PangolinSG) played a key…