Wildlife Bans must be strictly Enforced

Wildlife Bans must be strictly Enforced

In a move hailed by conservationists as a major milestone, CITES has imposed a total worldwide ban on the sale of pangolins. Does that mean pangolins, including Malaysia’s own Sunda pangolins, are saved? That depends. A ban will only work if it is enforced vigorously in countries like Malaysia. And…

CITES places Total Ban on the Sale of All Pangolins … at Last

CITES places Total Ban on the Sale of All Pangolins … at Last

Pangolins, those endearing scaly anteaters, are the world’s most trafficked animals. They are widely sought in China and Vietnam for their meat as an ingredient in exotic dishes and for their scales in traditional medicine. If the illegal trafficking is allowed to continue in them, these harmless creatures are bound…