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No trade, no killing! Some 223 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

June 15, 2017 lawson james 0 Comments

No trade, no killing! Some 223 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have seized a haul of hundreds of critically endangered pangolins and scales worth 190,000 US dollars, a navy official said on Wednesday.
No trade, no killing! Some 223 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

The navy officers reportedly detained two suspects and discovered 223 live pangolins, 24 of them already dead and frozen, as well as nine large bags of pangolin scales.

All eight subspecies of the vulnerable creature have been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
No trade, no killing! Some 223 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

The reclusive mammal holds the undesirable title of being the most-poached and illegally trafficked mammal in the world. The Pangolin Specialist Group, backed by the Zoological Society of London, estimated that more than a million pangolins have been stolen from the wild in the last decade.
No trade, no killing! Some 223 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

Pangolin’s keratin scales are sometimes used in the production of traditional medicine and illegal drugs, and its meat is consumed at a high price in parts of Asia and Africa.
No trade, no killing! Some 223 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

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