Since last Saturday, authorities have seized what’s likely to be hundreds of pangolins in Vietnam and Malaysia.
One week ago, wildlife officers in Malaysia nabbed a known poacher found carrying 18 pangolins in his vehicle and only days later, Vietnam police seized five tonnes of frozen pangolins and iguanas in a suspicious bust.
A university professor reports unchecked pangolin slaughter in Pakistan and suggests that it may be aided by politicians.
A recently formed team of researchers have discovered that Indian pangolins (Manis crassicaudata) living in the far western reaches of the species’ range are suffering rampant killing for their scales.
A pangolin has been rescued from a well.
One Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) is thanking his lucky stars, after forest rangers rescued him from the bottom of a well in Gujarat.
Customs officials at a busy Malaysian airport have thwarted an attempt to ship dozens of pangolins to Vientiane, Laos.
Southeast Asian press are reporting on the discovery of some 25 boxes filled with pangolins in cargo bound for Laos at Malaysia’s busiest airport last week, marking the seventh pangolin seizure reported by media around the world so far this year.