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Pangolin update from Vietnam

For World Pangolin Day 2014 EDGE fellow Tran Quang Phuong has written an update on his work with Sunda pangolin in Vietnam. The Sunda Pangolin, Manis javanica, is highly valued for its meat and scales. Across Southeast Asia individuals are caught and taken from the forest by local hunters and sold into the extensive illegal […]

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Returning to the wild!

It’s a very exciting time in Vietnam! After being confiscated from the wildlife trade in 2010, the first of the Sunda pangolins held at the Carnivore and Pangolins Conservation Program (CPCP) has been released into Cat Tien National Park. EDGE Fellow Phuong, tells us more… As you will remember, my EDGE Fellowship project is about developing […]

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Health Checks and Radio Collars: Pangolins Get Ready for Release

Our Fellow Tran Quang Phuong is working as part of the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Programme (CPCP) team in Vietnam to fully rehabilitate and release Sunda pangolins that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade industry. In Vietnam, a veterinary team from the Wildlife Conservation Society has given seven specially selected pangolins a complete […]

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20 Years on: Saola is Still as Mysterious as Ever

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the discovery a pair of saola horns in a village in Vu Quang Nature Reserve, Vietnam, by a team of Vietnamese and WWF biologists. The saola is an antelope-like reclusive species that lives in remote regions of the Annamite mountains on the border of Vietnam and Laos, also known […]

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Tropical Leeches Are the New Heroes of Conservation

The parasitic lifestyle that bloodsucking leeches lead hasn’t seemed to earn them any respect from human beings, until now. Research published last week has revealed that leeches can in fact store the DNA of their hosts for several months or even up to a year after feeding, and conservationists have jumped at the chance to […]

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