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Illegal pangolin trade: What’s right, what’s missing and what’s next?

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has, in recent years, become more visible in the course of environmental protection through its demeanor against trans-boundary wildlife crimes. The preparedness, coordination and firmness always displayed by the agency are commendable hallmarks of a purpose-led leadership heralding the emergence of a system with zero tolerance to wildlife crimes. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to ...

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U.K. envoy, NCF, others advocate protection of Pangolins

World Pangolin Day

Speakers at an event marking the World Pangolin Day (WPD), on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Lagos advocated the protection of Pangolins to prevent it from extinction. Celebrating the World Pangolin Day Mr Ben Lewellyn Jones, British Deputy High Commissioner, urged everyone to do more in protecting the animal. Jones said that WPD was set aside to create awareness of ...

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Pangolins: Experts call for stringent penalties against wildlife poaching, trading

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Some wildlife experts on Friday, February 19, 2021 expressed concern over the illegal poaching of Pangolins and called for enforcement of laws and stringent measures against those found guilty of trading them. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammals They spoke at a virtual event organised by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, to honour the ...

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Bats, pangolins not animal reservoir of COVID-19, infections existed outside Wuhan’s market in December 2019 – Chinese expert

WHO team in Wuhan

Bats and pangolins are certainly not the animal reservoir of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), since the coronaviruses identified in these species are not sufficiently similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Liang Wannian, a Chinese expert from Tsinghua University. Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease and Liang Wannian, head of expert panel ...

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Customs Service intercepts pangolin scales, others worth N952m

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command has intercepted pangolin scales and other mixed endangered species meant for export, worth N952 million. Bags of Pangolin scales siezed from traffickers Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura said at a media briefing on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Lagos that the items were contained in a one unit 20 feet container with number CSLU ...

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225 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

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Indonesian authorities have seized a haul of hundreds of critically endangered pangolins and scales worth $190,000, officials said on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The authorities say they arrested two suspected wildlife smugglers after a raid on a port warehouse in Sumatra uncovered more than 200 pangolins, many of them dead from stress and dehydration. Ministry of Environment and Forestry official ...

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Govts urged to impose restrictions on pangolins trade

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Environmentalists have urged governments attending a global wildlife conference in South Africa this month to impose maximum restrictions on the trade of endangered pangolins, a scaly mammal that is the inspiration for two Pokemon characters. The long-snouted, nocturnal pangolin, the size of a small dog and found in Africa and Southeast Asia, is the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal, according to the ...

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Pangolins, vaquita upkeep rife as IUCN sets priorities

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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) may ban gillnet fishing in the bid to save the vaquita from extinction. Similarly, restrictions may be placed on trading pangolins. A species of porpoise only found in the Gulf of California in Mexico, the vaquita, according to scientists, may become extinct by 2022 if harmful fishing practices ...

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