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Plight of the pangolin: all eight species to move up EDGE list

The pangolin is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest IUCN Red List update which shows that all eight species are now threatened with extinction. The latest update means that all species of pangolins are now EDGE species. The IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, which is hosted by the Zoological Society of […]

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IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group is Formed as Illegal Trade Increases

There is no doubt that the eastern traditional medicinal market is booming: demand for animal products across Asia is on the rise. Tiger bones, ivory from rhinos and elephants and shark fins to name but a few are all used either as food delicacies or in medicine, and false beliefs about the ability of these […]

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