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Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Fpo - Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years.

Vietnam makes fresh ivory, pangolin haul from Nigeria

Hanoi - Vietnam has seized eight tonnes of pangolin scales and elephant ivory shipped from Nigeria, police said Friday, the second such haul in a week in a country which both consumes and trafficks huge volumes of endangered African wildlife.

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

Kuala Lumpur - Pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new routes to evade law enforcement agencies, a study showed Friday, highlighting the challenge of tackling the trade in the world's most heavily trafficked mammal.

Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Accra - Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales.

China in biggest-ever pangolin scale seizure: reports

Chinese customs seized over three tonnes of pangolin scales, state media said, in the country's biggest-ever smuggling case involving the animal parts.Shanghai Customs found around 3.

Two tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

Hanoi - Around two tonnes of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Mozambique has been seized in Vietnam, customs authorities said Friday, the second large haul of the illegally-trafficked product in a week.

All global trade banned in endangered pangolins

Johanesburg - The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote Wednesday by delegates at a global conference.

Shy pangolins need world spotlight to survive

Johanesburg - Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile.

Scaly anteater being eaten into extinction

The scaly anteater, or Pangolin is an oddity in the animal world because it is the only mammal sporting scales. With eight different species, four of them found in Africa, and four found in Asia, they all share something else. They are disappearing.

Vietnam: Two arrested smuggling four tiger cubs, 119 pangolins

Hanoi - Vietnam police arrested two men transporting in their car 123 rare, endangered animals, including 4 live tiger cubs and 119 pangolins.

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Making good use of natural body armour!  A Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) with Indian Pangoli...
Making good use of natural body armour! A Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) with Indian Pangolin(Manis crassicaudata) GoingWild at Tadoba Tiger Reserve Maharastra.
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Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) photographed in Kandy  Sri Lanka.
Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) photographed in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
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Scales of Ground Pangolin Manis temminckii'
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