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22 Jun 2014

6 Months of Pangolin Trafficking in Asia: 17 Seizures in 6 Countries  0

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More than three tons of pangolin scales from Africa were seized in Asia during the first six months of 2014. PHOTO: Tikki Hywood Trust
More than three tons of pangolin scales from Africa were seized in Asia during the first six months of 2014. PHOTO: Tikki Hywood Trust

During the first six months of 2014, at least 17 pangolin trafficking incidents were reported across six Asian countries: China (including Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Thailand.

As of June 18, the volume of pangolin scales seized per incident ranged from two (2) to 2,340 kilograms (2.6 tons). A total of 23 suspects were arrested, including two women. Cars, pickup trucks, motorbikes, mail, and maritime freight containers were used to transport the bodies and scales of thousands of pangolins. A particularly worrying indicator is that two seizures of scales in Hong Kong — totaling just over three tons — apparently came from African pangolins … (full article at ANNAMITICUS)


13 Feb 2014

Third Annual World Pangolin Day is February 15  0

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Third Annual World Pangolin Day is February 15 (via Annamiticus)

World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in February, and this year, the special day falls on February 15, 2014. World Pangolin Day day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique…

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04 Dec 2013

47 Pangolins Rescued in Myanmar  0

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47 Pangolins, 100 Critically Endangered Turtles Rescued in Myanmar (via Annamiticus)

Encouraging news from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN): 47 pangolins and 100 Arakan Forest Turtles confiscated by police in Myanmar have been rescued. The pangolins have been released into the wild…

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28 Nov 2013

122 Live Pangolins Seized in Thailand, One in Zimbabwe  0

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122 Live Pangolins Seized in Thailand, One in Zimbabwe (via Annamiticus)

Thai customs officials intercepted the smuggling of 122 live pangolins, which were stowed away in sacks inside an SUV, and believed to be headed for China. It is thought that the pangolins were captured in Indonesia and/or Malaysia. The incident occurred…

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26 Oct 2013

Indonesia: Pangolin Smugglers Doing Their Dirty Work [Photos]  0

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Indonesia: Pangolin Smugglers Doing Their Dirty Work [Photos] (via Annamiticus)

A series of disturbing photos taken on October 21, 2013, shows pangolin traffickers operating at the Denpasar Bird Market (pasar burung) in Bali, Indonesia. This incident was reported to Annamiticus by a concerned witness who photographed the pangolins…

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25 Oct 2013

Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to October 2013 [Infographic]  0

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Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to October 2013 [Infographic] (via Annamiticus)

During the months of August through October 2013, at least 2,804 pangolins were recorded in 15 pangolin trafficking incidents across seven countries. This conservative figure represents both live and dead pangolins, as well as pangolin scales, destined…

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03 Sep 2013

102 Live Pangolins Confiscated in Thailand, Scales Seized in India  0

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102 Live Pangolins Confiscated in Thailand, Pangolin Scales Seized in India (via Annamiticus)

In a span of less than five days, two pangolin trafficking incidents were reported in two countries: On September 1, 2013, police in Khon Kaen seized 102 pangolins from a pickup truck owned by Pornchai Sangsila, a native of Samut Songkhram. This follows…

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13 Aug 2013

Over 6 Tons of Pangolins Seized in Vietnam Port  0

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Over 6 Tons of Pangolins Seized in Vietnam Port (via Annamiticus)

Customs officials in the Vietnamese port city of Hai Phong have seized 6.2 tonnes (nearly 7 tons) of pangolins which were discovered in a 40-foot cargo container shipped from Indonesia. This horrifying haul may have contained more than 800 pangolins…

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03 Aug 2013

Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to August 2013 [Infographic]  0

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Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to August 2013 [Infographic] (via Annamiticus)

Updated figures for global pangolin trafficking suggest that between 91,390 and 182,780 pangolins were victims of the illegal trade during the period of 2011 through August 1, 2013. Between 1,740 and 3,480 pangolins are likely to have met their demise…

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30 Jun 2013

Malaysia: 6 Pangolin Traffickers Sentenced to Jail  0

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Malaysia: 6 Pangolin Traffickers Sentenced to Jail (via Annamiticus)

Six pangolin traffickers were sentenced to prison in Malaysia for “unlawful possession and illegal confinement” of 150 pangolins. The smugglers were identified as Mazlan Razaki, his brother Muhammad Rizal, Nazeri Hassan, Oon Eng Beng, Muhammad Aidi…

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