Pangolin rehabilitation and release update
Populations of the Sunda Pangolin, found in South East Asia, suffer severely at the hands of the illegal wildlife trade. Hunted for their meat and scales, reported confiscations of both live pangolins and tonnes upon tonnes of scales highlight the extent of the problem.
The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP) has been rehabilitating live pangolins confiscated from trade at their centre in Cuc Phuong National Park. CPCP have now begun to evaluate the success of releasing these rehabilitated, healthy pangolins into a protected area in Vietnam.