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Keeping Pangolins off the Menu

If I asked you what do you think is the most illegally traded mammal in the world, what would you reply? Elephant? Tiger? Rhino, even? You’ll be surprised to hear that the answer is the pangolin. Surprised perhaps because you may not even know what one is. And this is part of the pangolin’s problem. As today’s headlines report, they are being eaten to extinction and yet most people couldn’t even begin to describe what a pangolin looks like. This lack of awareness makes keeping them off the menu a real challenge.

Credit: ZSL/APWG

Credit: ZSL/APWG

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