Yearly Archives: 2018

Scales from 11,000 Pangolins Seized in Hong Kong from Nigeria

Nigeria – The Nigerian Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has opened an investigation into the seizure by the Hong Kong Customs Service of 7,100 kilos of pangolins scales – representing approximately 11,000 pangolins, according to Pangolin Conservation. “The Ministry has initiated the investigation of the reported illegal trade by communicating officially with the Hong Kong CITES Management Authority with a view of furnishing the documents that will be forwarded to INTERPOL for further investigation.”, […]

Frozen Palawan Pangolin Confiscated at Checkpoint in the Philippines

Philippines – A vehicle carrying the 21 frozen Palawan Pangolins (Manis culionensis) was discovered at a government checkpoint about 5:30am – on July 28, 2018 – in the Philippines near Puerto Princesa City, according to officials at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Community Environment and Natural Resource Officer (CENRO) Elmer Garaez said, “We were told by the driver that he came from Roxas and that he was only supposed to deliver it […]