News: China has accorded the pangolin the highest level of protection and removed the scales of the Pangolin from its list of approved traditional medicines. Facts: Pangolin: They are scaly anteater mammals of the order Pholidota.They have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin and they are the only known mammals with this feature. Habitat:… Continue reading The pangolin: can the protection upgrade by China curb its trafficking?
The pangolin, which can be found all over India,especially North eastern states seems threatened as they are killed mercilessly because of its meat delicacy and scales, which are said to have medicinal value and are more expensive than gold. Pangolins also known as scaly anteaters because of their appearance, long tongues and are completely covered… Continue reading The last of the elusive pangolins