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Conservation of Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in the Eastern Himalayas of Nepal.

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This project aims to obtain baseline information on the status, distribution ecology, the drivers of decline mainly hunting and habitat degradation and to define solutions for mitigating major threats along with plan of action and initiate implementation of program activities in Nangknolyang and Dokhu villages of Taplejung district.

Nangkholyang and Dokhu villages of Taplejung district of Nepal

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Relevant EDGE species:
Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla)

Project members:
Ambika Khatiwada

Relevant species
91. Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) EN

Pangolin in Cantonese is “Chun-shua-cap” which means “scaly hill-borer”. This refers to the Chinese legend that pangolins travel all around the world underground

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Project members

My EDGE Fellowship is to study Pangolins. I have been working for the NTNC since 2011.

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Associated Blog Posts
17th Jul 12
My name is Ambika, I am from Nepal and my EDGE Fellowship focuses on studying the Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in the eastern Himalayas, Tapleju...  Read