A routine inspection of a vehicle by Shanghai traffic police resulted in the seizure of five pangolins.
In order to maximize profits, wildlife traffickers in Vietnam use brutal techniques to increase the weight of pangolins.
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.
Are pangolins being farmed for China’s traditional medicine industry?
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.
An update to last week’s pangolin seizures.
A Chinese national identified as Yefan Huang has been arrested by authorities in Palawan, Philippines. Huang is believed to be responsible for slaughtering hundreds of pangolins (scaly anteaters) in order to profit from the thriving illegal trade in this species.