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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…


New publication discusses intercontinental trade threat to African pangolins

A new publication by Co-Chair of the IUCN-SSC PangolinSG, Dan Challender and member of the PangolinSG, Lisa Hywood, in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin, gathers available evidence and discusses…


New BBC Natural World Special: Sunda Pangolin picked for Attenborough’s Ark!

In a new BBC Natural World Special Sir David Attenborough has chosen ten species he would ‘save’ by taking aboard his own ‘Ark’. Among the species chosen is…


New publication sheds light on exploitative threat to Indian Pangolin in Pakistan

Published in the Pakistan Journal of Zoology, author Tariq Mahmood and colleagues report on the targeted threat to the Indian Pangolin in Pakistan over a period of almost…