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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…


Raising awareness of pangolins through an arts collaboration

Pangolins have now been seen around the streets of Brighton! No, not a 9th UK species, but Paul Rankin and colleague Debbie Shaw, an expert on Chinese traditional…


A note on pangolins in angolan bushmeat markets

Pangolins in Africa are frequently found in the bushmeat trade. However, little research has been conducted on pangolins specifically in these markets. Here, Magdalena Svensson, Elena Bersacola, and…


World Pangolin Day 2014

With World Pangolin Day being celebrated on Saturday 15th February this year, over the next few days the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group will be outlining what it…


‘Scaling up pangolin conservation’ conference a success but highlights challenges to conserving pangolins

The IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, in conjunction with Wildlife Reserves Singapore and the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund held the 1st ever global conference on the conservation…


Conservation of pangolins given hope at the 1st IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group Conservation Conference

The IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group has teamed up with Wildlife Reserves Singapore to organise the first ever global conference on pangolin conservation. Themed ‘Scaling up pangolin conservation’…


The pangolin trade in Asia: taking stock

The 16th Conference of the Parties to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is currently underway in Bangkok, Thailand, running from…


Pangolin rehabilitation centre opened in Cambodia

A new facility, the Pangolin Rehabilitation Center (PRC) was opened in late December near Phnom Penh in Cambodia to provide specialist care to the kingdom’s endangered pangolins. The…


PangolinSG gearing up for 2013 in light of recent seizures

Last year ended badly for pangolins with multiple seizures in December 2012, one of which comprised over 2,000 pangolins, which were seized in China having been exported from…