Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

Referred to as the world's most trafficked mammal, pangolins are not only being gradually pushed to the edge of extinction, but also made an innocent victim to huge cruelty. Having conducted a 2-year socio-economic survey of pangolin poaching in Northeast India, a research team aims to quantify and understand the drivers of the practice in the previously unstudied region in order to recommend adequate measures. Their paper is published in the open-access journal Nature Conservation.

Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

Malaysia on Thursday torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9 million in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India

Alarming footage captured by World Animal Protection and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at University of Oxford reveals the heart-breaking moment a pangolin is brutally killed ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India, Mon 3 Dec 18 from ScienceDaily

Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India, Mon 3 Dec 18 from Eurekalert

Graphic video reveals brutality of pangolin poaching in northeast India

Hunters in India are helping supply the illegal pangolin trade, and new research that probes their motivations might point to measures that can reduce the poaching and sale of the species known ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Mongabay.com

Singapore proposes total ivory ban, calls for public feedback

The Singapore government has proposed a complete ban on the domestic trade of elephant ivory in the country. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the agency responsible for safeguarding ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Mongabay.com

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