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05 Jan 2013

2012: A Year of Both Heartbreak and Hope for Pangolins  0

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2012: A Year of Both Heartbreak and Hope for Pangolins (via Annamiticus)

Although 2012 was an undeniably difficult year for the elusive pangolin, there is indeed hope for this unique species. Between January and July 2012, at least 43 pangolin seizures were made across eleven countries, representing approximately 2,550 pangolins (scales, flesh and whole pangolins, dead…

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09 Dec 2011

Cambodia’s Last Pangolins  0

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A review of the status of Cambodia’s endangered Sunda pangolins.


The endangered Sunda pangolin is the only species of scaly anteater found in Cambodia, but alarming declines in their numbers have conservationists, scientists, and wildlife managers questioning just how much longer this nation will have any to call her own.

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23 Nov 2011

50 Pangolins En Route to China Seized by Thai Authorities  0

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Another 50 pangolins destined for Chinese black markets have been seized by officials in southern Thailand.


Media reports claim Thai authorities have thwarted an attempt to smuggle 50 pangolins into China via Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a major transit route used by wildlife traffickers.

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30 Oct 2011

Over 200 Live Pangolins Seized from Smugglers During 30-Day Period  0

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Although pangolins are sometimes found alive, thousands are not so fortunate.


In two separate incidents within a 30-day span, authorities in Thailand and Indonesia have rescued more than 200 pangolins from wildlife traffickers.

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26 Oct 2011

September Bust Nets 100 Pangolins from Smuggler in Thailand  0

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Customs officials in Thailand recently rescued nearly 100 pangolins from certain death.


The shy, scaly anteaters are believed to have been en route to China or Vietnam, where they are consumed as delicacies. Their body parts are also used in dubious folk remedies.

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