September 30, 2016

Complete trade ban on pangolins

Sunda pangolin Manis javanica Thai Van Nguyen, Executive Director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, examining three-month-old baby that was rescued and is in rehabilitation Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program, Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam *Captive – rescued from poachers *Model release available Credits: Suzi Eszterhas

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted to ban all trade of the endangered pangolin (all 8 species), the world’s most heavily trafficked mammal.

The committee agrees all pangolins – African and Asian – move to appendix I, CITES said in statement, referring to the convention’s highest category of protection, which bans all international trade.

Thai Van Nguyen, our winner of 2016, director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, is a great fighter against pangolin trade.

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