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Huge haul of African pangolin scales in Vietnam

On Wednesday 23rd July, Customs Officers at Hai Phong port in Quang Ninh province in Northern Vietnam seized 1.4 tonnes of pangolin scales, which had been trafficked from…


Pangolins gain traction in CITES – update from SC65

At the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP16), held in Bangkok in March 2013, the illicit trade in pangolins was raised as an…


Pangolins in Angolan bushmeat markets

Two out of Africa’s four pangolin species are found in Angola: the African white-bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and Temminck’s ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). The Temminck’s ground pangolin is…


Indian pangolins in captivity

Pangolins are difficult to maintain in captivity. Stress and malnutrition are major causes of fatality among captive pangolins and mortality rates of 67% a year have been reported…


Ecology of the Sunda pangolin in Sabah, Malaysia

The Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) is rare, elusive and endangered, and is the only species of pangolin found on the island of Borneo. It has been sighted and…


Chinese pangolin conservation in Eastern Himalayas of Nepal

Out of four Asian pangolins two species (Chinese pangolin Manis pentadactyla) and Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) are found in Nepal. Chinese pangolins are distributed from the lower foothills to…


Pangolin research in Namibia

Pangolin Research Mundulea is a pilot project for Namibia based in the Mundulea Nature Reserve, set in the semi-arid hills of Montane bush-land in the Karstveld near Otavi….


Releasing pangolins in Vietnam

The Sunda Pangolin, Manis javanica, is highly valued for its meat and scales. Across Southeast Asia individuals are caught and taken from the forest by local hunters and…


Ecology, genetics and conservation of pangolins

Pangolin poaching has increased markedly in recent years, so consequently populations are thought to be in rapid decline. However, the exact status of pangolins is unknown because data…


Pangolin research and conservation in Africa

Africa is a vast continent of many extremes and great diversity, and is home to four species of pangolins. Two species (the White-bellied pangolins, Phataginus tricuspis and Black-bellied…