Greenwatch Uganda is reportedly taking legal action against the Uganda Wildlife Authority for approving the export of seven tonnes of pangolin scales.

Ugandan NGO Suing Wildlife Authority Over Pangolin Scale Debacle

Greenwatch Uganda is reportedly taking legal action against the Uganda Wildlife Authority for approving the export of seven tonnes of pangolin scales.

A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine.   Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.

A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine. Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.

Chinese officials recently made the largest pangolin parts bust in the country’s history, seizing 3.1 tons of pangolin scales—estimated to represent 5,000 to 7,500 individual animals.

Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales

Chinese officials recently made the largest pangolin parts bust in the country’s history, seizing 3.1 tons of pangolin scales—estimated to represent 5,000 to 7,500 individual animals.

A coat of armor made of pangolin scales, an unusual object, was presented to George III in 1820.  Scrotifera is a proposed clade of mammals within Laurasiatheria, consisting of the following six orders and their common ancestors: Artiodactyla, Even-toed ungulate,

A coat of armor made of pangolin scales, an unusual object, was presented to George III in 1820. Scrotifera is a proposed clade of mammals within Laurasiatheria, consisting of the following six orders and their common ancestors: Artiodactyla, Even-toed ungulate,

China Seizes Massive Amount of Pangolin Scales in Biggest-Ever Smuggling Case

China Seizes Massive Amount of Pangolin Scales in Biggest-Ever Smuggling Case

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Pangolin Scales ~ Overlapping like artichoke leaves, the scales grow throughout the life of a pangolin just like hair; scale edges are constantly filed down a...

Pangolin Scales ~ Overlapping like artichoke leaves, the scales grow throughout the life of a pangolin just like hair; scale edges are constantly filed down a...

A pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

A pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

CITES wildlife summit: From lion bone to pangolin scales, the big decisions at a glance | conservation | Earth Touch News

CITES wildlife summit: From lion bone to pangolin scales, the big decisions at a glance | conservation | Earth Touch News

THREATENED: Package for oral liquid made out of pangolin scales. Photo courtesy of TRAFFIC.

THREATENED: Package for oral liquid made out of pangolin scales. Photo courtesy of TRAFFIC.

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