30 Jun '16, 11pm

Huge Seizure of Pangolin Scales Highlights Why We Need to Act Now:

Huge Seizure of Pangolin Scales Highlights Why We Need to Act Now:

Officials in Hong Kong just made one of the largest seizures of pangolin scales ever after examining cargo from Cameroon that was labeled “sliced plastics,” which has led to concerns that trafficking is going to doom these animals to extinction if urgent action isn’t taken. The seizure, which weighed in at over 4 tons, is estimated to represent the lives of between 1,100 and 6,600 African pangolins and worth $1.25 million (USD). According to officials in Hong Kong, it was largest quantity of pangolin scales seized in the past five years, and one of the biggest busts to date. Credit: GovHK Pangolins , who are the only truly scaly mammals on earth, have already had the unfortunate distinction of being named the world’s most heavily trafficked mammal, yet they’ve received far less attention than other charismatic species on the brink. Unfortunately, they continue to face seve...

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