January 2nd, 2013
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
January 19th, 2012
Sadly, it seems the number seven wasn’t so lucky for pangolins this week, as seven kilograms of their scales were seized in Nepal, another seven kg of scales were seized in the Philippines, and a business called ‘Lucky 7′ was found fronting for an illegal pangolin trade operation.
Nepalese police arrested two men found smuggling seven kilograms of pangolin scales in Nepal only days after Palawan officials apprehended three Chinese nationals running an illicit pangolin trade operation out of their ‘junk shop’ front business.
January 3rd, 2012
2011 deals yet another massive blow to the world’s pangolins, with possibly 40,000 – 60,000 slaughtered last year alone.
Updated with new information on 6 August, 2012.
The year 2011 saw a minimum of 58 pangolin seizures reported by media and wildlife trade-monitoring networks, TRAFFIC and Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN).
The incidents spanned across more than fourteen different countries in East and Southeast Asia, France, and numerous African nations.
November 15th, 2011
Nepalese villagers report pangolin poaching is rampant and has pushed the animals dangerously close to extinction in a region near a known smuggling route into China.
Just after Customs officials confirmed that the China-Nepal border is serving as a significant smuggling route for the illegal wildlife trade, new media reports indicate a massive upswing in pangolin poaching in areas of Nepal near the porous Chinese border.
November 10th, 2011
Drugs, pangolin scales, and other wildlife contraband entering China via the nation’s extremely porous border with Nepal.
In a press conference held last Friday, the Lhasa Customs Office confirmed that porous Tibetan borders are being used to smuggle illicit drugs, pangolin scales, and other highly sought after wildlife products into China from other countries. (more…)