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Entries in Mammals - pangolins (31)

Monday
Jul 18 2011

2 tonnes of pangolins seized in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia, 18th July 2011—Customs officers at Jakarta’s Sukarno-Hatta Airport seized 1,732 kg of pangolin meat and a further 380 kg of pangolin scales on 10th July.

The de-scaled pangolins were packed in boxes labelled as fresh fish and destined for Singapore.

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Wednesday
Apr 20 2011

Live pangolins and dried snake skins seized in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand, 20th April 2011–A van packed to the brim with 173 live pangolins and 130 kilogrammes of dried snake skins was confiscated by Thai Customs officers in the wee hours of this morning in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

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Thursday
Oct 28 2010

Seized notebooks give unique insight into scale of illicit pangolin trade

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28th October 2010—Stunning figures in traffickers’ logbooks indicate massive illegal capture and trade in endangered pangolins or scaly anteaters, finds a new TRAFFIC study.
A Preliminary Assessment of Pangolin Trade in Sabah analyses logbooks seized following a raid by Sabah Wildlife Department in 2009 on a syndicate’s pangolin trafficking premises in Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of the Malaysian State of Sabah in north Borneo.

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Tuesday
Jul 13 2010

Huge pangolin seizure in China

Beijing, China, 13 July 2010—Customs officers in Guangdong, China, have seized more than 7.8 tonnes of frozen pangolins and 1,800 kg of pangolin scales from a fishing vessel after it was stopped for inspection at Zhuhai's Gaolan Island.

International trade in Asian pangolin species is banned under CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Two of the four species are classified as Endangered by IUCN.

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Thursday
May 27 2010

Major ivory seizures in Viet Nam

in Japanese l en Français

Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 27 May 2010—in the past month, Vietnamese Customs officers have discovered major shipments of illegal ivory at the northern port of Hai Phong.

The latest  confirmed seizure, of around  1,665 kg of elephant tusks concealed in a container of dried seaweed, is also the fifth major seizure of illegal ivory Customs officers at the port have made in the last two years and is one of three major wildlife confiscations in the past month.

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Wednesday
Apr 21 2010

Singaporeans tip the scales for pangolins

en Français

A private fundraising dinner and exhibition in Singapore raised SGD40,000 to support TRAFFIC Southeast Asia's work on pangolin trade in the region Click photo to enlarge © Cyril Ng  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 April 2010—Singapore’s green groups came to the rescue of pangolins on Sunday, singing, dancing and dining their way towards raising SGD40,000 (USD29,148) for crucial research into some of South-East Asia’s most heavily trafficked mammals.

Led by Cicada Tree Eco-Place, a non-government organization that promotes Singapore’s natural and cultural heritage through environmental education and eco-living, the groups marshaled resources to hold a private fundraising dinner and exhibition, in aid of pangolins.

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Tuesday
Jan 05 2010

Pangolins still high on the wanted list

Enforcement officers in Malaysia with seized Pangolins; the noughties saw rising illicit trade in pangolins across Asia Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC

in Japanese

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 January 2010—Illegal harvesting and trade in pangolins (scaly anteaters) escalated over the past decade, and the end of 2009 saw no reprieve, with a series of pangolin seizures in Southeast Asia, including the discovery of a 700 kg consignment of pangolin meat in Indonesia.

On 18 December, Malaysian Police arrested two men as they were loading 130 pangolins into modified compartments of two cars in a cemetery on the east coast town of Kuantan. News reports quoted Pahang State Wildlife Department director Khairiah Mohd Shariff saying that the smugglers had planned to take the pangolins to the capital, Kuala Lumpur, to be skinned, before being transported to Peninsular Malaysia’s southernmost State of Johor, for export. She said the two men arrested would be charged.

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Friday
Aug 28 2009

Pangolins saved from slaughter

Some of the 98 rescued pangolins. Click photo to enlarge. © TRAFFIC

en Français

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 August 2009—In its biggest seizures of pangolins this year, Malaysia’s Wildlife and National Parks Department confiscated 98 animals from a house in Alor Setar in the northern state of Kedah.

The department’s Wildlife Crime Unit raided the house at 6.30 am on Wednesday after about three weeks of surveillance and investigations.

The unit found the totally protected animals hidden in a store room behind the house and have arrested a man in his 40s in connection with the crime.

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