—An examination of seizures of pangolins and resulting prosecutions in Zimbabwe by researchers from TRAFFIC, the Tikki Hywood Foundation and the School of Biological Sciences and Environment Institute, University of Adelaide, have found that the tough stance taken by the Government in Zimbabwe sets a good example to other countries on how to protect pangolins from international trafficking.
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—Illegal trade in live pangolins, their meat, and their scales in the Special Development Zone of Mong La, Myanmar, is booming according to a study co-authored by TRAFFIC published this week in Global Ecology and Conservation .
Montier-en-Der, France, November 2014—the conservation problems facing pangolins were in the spotlight this year at the Annual Festival de la photo animaliere de Montier-en-Der film festival, where invited pangolin experts from the Tikki Hywood Trust, the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group and TRAFFIC spoke about the growing threats to these scaly anteaters.
Singapore, 15th July 2013—A recent gathering of global pangolin experts has concluded the scaly mammals are more threatened now than ever, with all eight species threatened by illegal trade for their meat and medicinal use of their scales.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 27th April, 2012—Local enforcement authorities have seized 304 kilograms (71 individuals) of live Pangolins in Nghe An Province in the north central coast of Vietnam after receiving a tip off that a car was transporting the endangered species on Tuesday.
Medan, Indonesia, 30th September 2011—Marine police in North Sumatra have seized over a hundred pangolins and arrested three men who were en route to Malaysia with the animals.