Protecting pangolins from the wildlife trade is a big part of the work I do at IFAW and also as a member of the IUCN Pangolin
Pangolins are scaly anteaters about the size of a house cat. They're presumed to be the world's most trafficked mammal, with an estimated 100,000 plucked from the wild every year in Africa and Asia -- that's one pangolin captured every five minutes.
The pangolin's numbers are rapidly dwindling. An Endangered Species Act listing is an important and necessary step to end the U.S.'s role in declining pangolin populations and would set an example for the rest of the world. Until then, we remain complicit in this truly unique species' decline.
Soldiers guard an unidentified suspect arrested for attempting to export an illegal shipment of pangolin meat. "We consider
The baby was born at the zoo on May 31. Pangolins.org notes that the creatures are also called "scaly anteaters." The are
World Wildlife Day is an occasion to remember that in spite of protections provided by CITES much of the world's wildlife remains in crisis. The many threats they face include habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation, and unregulated development.
If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.
Their scales are thought to have medicinal healing powers, and some are bringing the animals into China because they're worth
In the past, villagers in Vietnam would kill a pangolin as a sign of bad luck. These days, they consider the animal a fortuitous