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Ground pangolin. Lawrence Weitz
  • Watch the Pangolin Crisis Fund's Wildlife Conservation Expo Talk October 8, 2021

    Watch the Pangolin Crisis Fund's amazing presentation on the work to protect pangolins throughout Africa and Asia. Araluen Schunmann, Director of the PCF, is joined by other dedicated conservationists to discuss the PCF's strategy to disrupt pangolin poaching networks, protect pangolins and their strongholds, and rehabilitate pangolins rescued from illegal wildlife traffickers.

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  • Preventing Accidental Pangolin Deaths in South Africa October 1, 2021

    Save Pangolins is safeguarding pangolins from many dangers, such as poaching. But one lesser known threat to pangolins is electric fences, which are regularly used throughout South Africa. A new project is underway to prevent accidental pangolin electrocutions from continuing.

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  • The Curious Case of Pangolin Scales September 9, 2021

    The most distinctive feature of pangolins are their scales. Each scale is composed of keratin, the same protein found in human hair and fingernails. As the only mammal covered in scales, their armor protects them from nearly all predatory attacks, including a lion's bite.

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  • Pangopups: All About Baby Pangolins September 1, 2021

    Did you know that baby pangolins are sometimes called pangopups? You can usually find a pangopup clinging atop the mother pangolin’s scaly tail. Early on, pangolin mothers protect their young in underground burrows while their pangopup’s soft pink scales harden.

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  • Wildlife Crime: Fueling a Global Biodiversity Crisis August 13, 2021

    Wildlife crime is a serious threat to global biodiversity and is depleting certain species to the point of extinction. Lesser-known animals, like pangolins, are so heavily trafficked that they are declining at a faster rate than some larger, more well-known species.

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  • Online Wildlife Trafficking has Spiked During the Pandemic August 2, 2021

    Illegal wildlife trafficking activity has increased online during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is largely due to Southeast Asian governments placing heightened travel restrictions, trade suspensions, and lockdowns between countries, which prevented traffickers from conducting business as usual.

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