29 Jul '14, 9am

Pangolins are being eaten to extinction shows The IUCN Red List @PangolinSG #iucnredlist

Pangolins are being eaten to extinction shows The IUCN Red List @PangolinSG #iucnredlist

Eating pangolins to extinction 29 July 2014 | International news release The enigmatic pangolin, or scaly anteater, is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which shows that all eight species are now threatened with extinction. Resembling an artichoke with legs and a tail, the pangolin is the world’s only truly scaly mammal. Their scales act as armour against natural predators but offer no defence against poachers. The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Pangolin Specialist Group, which is hosted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), warns that pangolins are now the most illegally traded mammal in the world, with more than one million individuals believed to have been snatched from the wild over the past decade. Despite a commercial trade ban for wild-caught pangolins in Asia, the illegal ...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/species/our_wor...

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