Pangolins are illegally traded, linked to the coronavirus pandemic and driven to extinction in some areas. That's why it's vital to reintroduce this threatened species back into the wild.
The pangolin, one of the most poached animals in the world, could have served as an intermediate host in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to humans.
Covid-19, like other major epidemics, is not unrelated to the biodiversity and climate crisis we are experiencing.
This Sunda pangolin found throughout Southeast Asia is currently considered to be critically endangered.
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Seizures of pangolins and their scales and skins from Africa, destined for Asia, are increasing.
Pangolins are one of the most trafficked wild mammals in the world.
Police officers mark and register bundles of seized python skins in Linyi, Shandong province, China.
This multi-billion pound industry increasingly involves organised crime groups, who see wildlife as a low risk route to profit.
This pangolin was rescued in Thailand but most captive creatures aren’t so lucky.
Few people are familiar with the pangolin. It is a shy creature, about as big as a medium-sized dog, and its diet consists of ants and termites. Most distinctively, it has armoured plates and will curl…