We are all aware of the slaughter of rhinos and elephants for their horns and tusks, but they are not the only victims.
"An average of 20 tonnes of pangolins and their parts have been trafficked internationally every year with smugglers using 27 new global trade routes annually, according to new research released today by TRAFFIC and IUCN. The report was released in the wake of the world’s largest ever pangolin seizure, when China announced the seizure of 11.9 tonnes of scales from a ship in Shenzen last month."
Pangolins are scaly, ant-eating mammals. Their meat is considered a delicacy and their scales are deemed by some to have magical medicinal properties.
In the wake of world’s largest ever pangolin scale seizure, new analysis exposes plethora of pangolin trafficking routes
New study by University of Stirling sheds light on illegal global trade of pangolins
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