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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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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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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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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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23 Apr 2013

Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to April 2013 [Infographic]  0

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

A conservative estimate of pangolin trafficking from 2011 through April 20th, 2013, suggests that more than 100,000 of these small mammals could have been killed in less than three years. Since most illegal wildlife trade is undetected, we based our estimate on seizures reported by the media for the…

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04 Apr 2013

Southeast Asia: Over 200 Live Pangolins Seized in Less Than 10 Days  0

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Southeast Asia: Over 200 Live Pangolins Seized in Less Than 10 Days (via Annamiticus)

Authorities in Malaysia and Thailand have intercepted two illegal shipments of live pangolins in a span of less than 10 days. The first incident occurred on on March 19th, when Malaysia‚Äôs Department of Wildlife and National Parks seized 133 pangolins at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).…

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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02 Jan 2013

World Pangolin Day is 16 February 2013! #worldpangolinday  0

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Join us in celebrating the second annual World Pangolin Day!

The second annual World Pangolin Day will be celebrated on February 16th, 2013.
It’s almost time for World Pangolin Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday, February 16th!

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