January 18th, 2012
Join us as we celebrate the eight species of pangolin!
PLEASE NOTE: World Pangolin Day 2013 is February 16!
Did you know that World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in February? We did some poking around on the interweb to see if pangolins have a special day — and they do!
This year, the special day falls on February 18th.
January 16th, 2012
Are pangolins being farmed for China’s traditional medicine industry?
We’ve uncovered disturbing information which strongly suggests that “medicinal use” pangolin farms are already operating in China.
January 13th, 2012
An update to our previous article about pangolin scales and flesh for sale online.
Good news: As a result of our recent story about pangolin products being sold on China’s top eCommerce website, Alibaba, we were contacted by a representative of the company who informed us that the pangolin pages have now been removed from the site.
December 20th, 2011
Wishing you and yours a fabulous holiday season from Project Pangolin! Thank you to everyone who is helping to spread the word and raise awareness about these amazing creatures.
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November 3rd, 2011
“Unless we act now to stop the illegal trade, we will eventually find only a dust bowl, emptied of all its forests and animals. ” – Ben Davies.
A must-read for anyone interested in learning more about the illegal wildlife trade: Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia by Ben Davies is a shocking portrait of the plundering of endangered species destined for Asia’s illegal wildlife markets.
October 28th, 2011
Pangolins are being eaten to extinction.
Pangolin populations are rapidly declining in Southeast Asia, due to the use of their flesh, skin, and scales for traditional Chinese medicine. Even pangolin fetuses are consumed.
October 26th, 2011
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.