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Pangolin Trafficking: Over 8,000 Pangolins Seized in 2013

January 3rd, 2014
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Pangolin Trafficking: Over 8,000 Pangolins Seized in 2013 (via Annamiticus)

2013 was another deadly year for pangolins, with an estimated 8,125 of these shy creatures confiscated in 49 instances of illegal trade across 13 countries. Because seizures represent just 10 to 20 percent of the actual illegal trade volume, this strongly…


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Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to October 2013 [Infographic]

October 25th, 2013
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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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Historical Conviction in Zimbabwe for Pangolin Trafficker

October 17th, 2013
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Historical Conviction in Zimbabwe for Pangolin Trafficker (via Annamiticus)

A pangolin trafficker identified as Mr. Danisa Mloyi was prosecuted to the full extent of the law in Zimbabwe, receiving an unprecedented nine-year prison term. Mloyi was sentenced under Chapter 20:14 Parks and Wildlife Act of Zimbabwe, Section 45 and…


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Olympic Gold Medalist Kirsty Coventry Takes Up Cause of ‘Underdog’ African Species

August 31st, 2013
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Olympic Gold Medalist Kirsty Coventry Takes Up Cause of ‘Underdog’ African Species (via Annamiticus)

Zimbabwe’s top Olympian Kirsty Coventry has partnered with the Tikki Hywood Trust as an ambassador for Africa’s relatively unknown species, such as the pangolin, bat-eared fox, and serval. Known affectionately as “Zimbabwe’s Golden Girl“,…


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Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to August 2013 [Infographic]

August 3rd, 2013
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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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Korean Website Removes Adverts for Pangolin Scales

July 24th, 2013
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Update: Korean Website Removes Adverts for Rhino Horn, Pangolin Scales (via Annamiticus)

We are pleased to update the story about the EC21 website: The company has removed the rhino horn and pangolin scale advertisements. EC21 informed me that each of the 14 advertisements have been deleted (yes, they’re gone) Thank you, EC21! THANK YOU…


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Inaugural ‘Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation’ Conference Held in Singapore

June 24th, 2013
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Inaugural ‘Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation’ Conference Held in Singapore (via Annamiticus)

Wildlife Reserves Singapore and the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN-SSC) Pangolin Specialist Group have organized the first ever global conference on the protection and conservation of pangolins. The four day “Scaling up Pangolin Conservation” conference…


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Four Pangolin Smuggling Busts in Four Countries in 10 Days

May 2nd, 2013
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Four Pangolin Smuggling Busts in Four Countries in 10 Days (via Annamiticus)

It seems that no pangolin population is safe from the deadly illegal trade: During the final ten days of April 2013, pangolins and scales were seized in the Philippines, India, Cameroon, and France. On April 20th — just days after the shocking discovery of 2,000 frozen pangolins on a Chinese fishing…


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Pangolin Trafficking: 2011 to April 2013 [Infographic]

April 23rd, 2013
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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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Adorable and Addictive: ‘Pangolin’ iPhone Game

February 17th, 2013
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Pangolin is the new game by Feedtank

Pangolin is the new game by Feedtank: It’s fun to play and is helping to raise awareness about pangolins, too! Image by Feedtank.

When the developers at Feedtank — a small interactive studio specializing in the creation of playful interactive experiences — were looking for a character to star in their new game, they made a surprising discovery: The pangolin.

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