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Pangolin Scales

Rhino horn, ivory, lion bone, pangolin scales and more ... this year's CITES summit has brought decisions affecting hundreds of threatened species.

A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular types of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine. Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.


Endangered Pangolin. The only mammal with scales! Animals, Creatures, and Beasts. Wild Kingdom


The rampant scale of the black market has been revealed by frequent huge seizures: Indonesian authorities confiscated and burned thousands of frozen pangolins in 2015, while a Chinese ship which ran aground in the Philippines in 2013 was carrying 10 tonnes of pangolin. But traffickers have increasingly targeted the four African species: giant, South African, long-tailed and white-bellied. In June, more than 11 tonnes of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong in just two shipments from…

A beautifully rare animal found in the African bush, the pangolin is covered in scale-like armor. Taken on Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa


It may not be high fashion, but this shirt made of pangolin scales looks so dang cool, it's not even funny.

CITES wildlife summit: From lion bone to pangolin scales, the big decisions at a glance | conservation | Earth Touch News

Pangolin 'scales' at Horniman Museum, London


Shocking Figures Reveal Deadly Reality for Pangolins

September 2016: Of the 18,670 tonnes of pangolin scales seized, 13,400 tonnes were plundered from the African continent.