Must read: Pity the pangolin

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Save Pangolins 2 Comments

Mongabay has posted an amazing and comprehensive article on pangolins and the impact of the illegal trade. The article is well written and thoroughly researched by Jeremy Hance, who spoke with a cross section of pangolin conservationists including Dan Challender of the IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group, Chris Shepherd of TRAFFIC, and Nepalese researcher Ambika Khatiwada. […]

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New pangolin rehabilitation center opens in Cambodia

Posted on: December 22nd, 2012 by Save Pangolins No Comments

A new facility, the Pangolin Rehabilitation Center (PRC), was opened in late December near Phnom Penh in Cambodia to provide specialist care to the kingdom’s endangered pangolins. The facility was established by Conservation International together with the Cambodian Forestry Administration, to rehabilitate injured pangolins rescued from hunters – an increasing and serious threat to the […]

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David Attenborough selects pangolins as one of his top ten animals

Posted on: November 4th, 2012 by Save Pangolins 3 Comments

In a new BBC Natural World Special, Sir David Attenborough chooses his ten favorite species he would ‘save’ from extinction. Among the species chosen is the Sunda pangolin, which is distributed throughout Southeast Asia. As well showcasing the ten different species, the program highlights work and research being conducted to conserve each species. For showing […]

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IUCN experts launch new pangolin conservation website

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by Save Pangolins 4 Comments

An international group of experts has launched a new website devoted to pangolin conservation and research. Pangolins, insect-eating mammals found in Asia and Africa, rank among the world’s most imperiled mammals and are threatened by illegal trade and habitat loss. The website,, is the official site of the International Union for the Conservation of […]

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Seized notebooks give unique insight into scale of illicit pangolin trade (Malaysia)

Posted on: October 28th, 2010 by savepang No Comments

28th October 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—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 (PDF, 500 KB) analyses logbooks seized following a raid by Sabah Wildlife Department in 2009 on a syndicate’s pangolin trafficking […]

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Borderland: China’s Dangerous Appetite for Rare Animals (China)

Posted on: October 26th, 2010 by savepang 1 Comment

Sharron Lovell/GlobalPost 26  October 2010, GUANGZHOU, China— The teenaged cook grabs a handful of slim green snakes from their cage outside the kitchen, seizing them by their necks as he wields his cleaver in the other hand. In a matter of minutes, he slits the skin of each snake from neck to tail, the squirming […]

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