#Extinction


Good News! Pangolin Rescued After Wild Dash Across Busy Traffic Junction – Singapore

The following is a personal account by Woon Tien Wei of his encounter with a critically endangered pangolin – nicknamed ‘Mr. Pangolin’ – who had to be rescued after running into a busy traffic junction along Ang Mo Kio on 2 July 2016.  It was about 1.10pm on a lazy Saturday afternoon. With my wife, we were sending my sister-in-law and niece back home. There was a sudden commotion when we spotted a critically endangered Sunda Pangolin– commonly […]


Good News! Report on Pangolin Poaching Jolts State into Action – India

Taking a serious note of the rising number of pangolin poaching cases, the state government has decided to launch a crackdown on poachers and traffickers. DNA had reported on Saturday how the illegal wildlife trade is thriving in the state. A huge collection of pangolin scales was also seized in Ratnagiri district recently. In July 2015, a huge stash of 44kg pangolin scales was recovered near Chiplun, and in February this year, 12kg scales were recovered […]


Good News! Villagers Involved in Pangolin Conservation – Nepal

Community forest users in Neelkantha Municipality of Dhading have launched an initiative to conserve endangered pangolins. Many villagers did not know that pangolin population was dying out until recently, said Bhakta Bahadur Shrestha, district chairman of Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal. “More people are aware of that fact these days. And they have made a point of saving the pangolin population,” he added. According to a recent study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund, […]


Pangolin Trafficking on the Rise While the Government is in Slumber – India

Last week, when Ratnagiri police raided a house in the town located on the Konkan coast following a tip-off about an illegal gun being kept there, they stumbled upon a stash of pangolin scales. The seizure is the latest revelation of illegal wildlife trade in body parts of the insectivorous mammal, which is in demand for its supposed therapeutic value in Oriental medicine. Activists and forest officials claim that these seizures — three in Ratnagiri […]


Taking Pangolins Off the Menu – Bloomberg

The latest poster mammal in the struggle against environmental crimes is something called a pangolin. Cute and scaly, it is no match for the criminal gangs that have made it one of the most trafficked animals for bogus medicines and gourmet meals. A recent report from the United Nations and Interpol highlights the sophistication of this new breed of criminals, and the difficulty and necessity of fighting them. Their interlinked networks connect local resources to global markets in surprising […]


Nigerian Customs Arrest Two Attempting To Smuggle Pangolin Scales & Ivory

Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted 678 pieces of elephant tusks and 381kg of pangolin being smuggled out of the country by some Chinese citizens at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The airport Customs command said it arrested two Chinese nationals over the attempt to smuggle out the prohibited items. According to the Customs, the attempt by the Chinese nationals contravenes Schedule 6 of the Nigerian Exports Prohibition List, which prescribes […]


500 Kg Pangolin Scales Found at Kenyan Airport

Kenya- 500 kilograms of Pangolin scales worth Sh300 million have been recovered at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The consignment which seemed to not have an owner was nabbed at the KQ cargo area and was then taken into KWS custody. Investigations revealed that the scales were being shipped from Conakry, Guinea to Lagos, Nigeria. The Cites Management Authority in Conakry, Guinea (Ministry of Water, Forests and Environment) stated that the documents which were found alongside […]


Four Men Convicted of Trafficking Endangered Pangolins in Vietnam

A court in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday sentenced four people to up to one and a half years in jail for trafficking pangolins. Vo Ta Dung, 54, had the longest jail term. Two of his accomplices received five months and 11 days, which was the detention period, and were released after the trial. The other got a suspended sentence of one year. The operation was busted last December when two members were caught driving […]


Pangolin Conservation is Now a 501(c)(3) Organization!

Pangolin Conservation (DBA under Zoological Conservation) has received recognized status by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. What does this mean? It means that in addition to already being a non-profit incorporated organization, donations made to Pangolin Conservation are tax deductible in the USA. This includes any previous donations people have made through our donation links or to our organization. Thank you to all those who have donated to us in the past, as […]


Army Major Arrested Allegedly Smuggling Pangolin Meat & Ivory – South Sudan

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country’s Paloich oil fields. National wildlife service officer Bona Adino said he arrested the army officer at Juba International Airport Tuesday with 27 pieces of cut ivory from eight elephants on a cargo flight to Paloich, the country’s only functioning oil fields. On Wednesday, an airport sniffer dog unit […]