Pangolins on the Brink

iLCP Fellow Paul Jan Hilton has been in the field documenting the plight of the pangolin, read about it on National Geographic Voices.

Over 180 nations approved today, Wednesday, September 28, proposals to protect all eight species of pangolin, including a ban on all trade of live pangolin, pangolin meat and scales under Appendix 1. With this international protection of the world’s most trafficked species, conservations efforts can now work with legal backing to prevent the poaching and trade of the pangolin.

Photo: Paul Hilton for WCS