Trafficking of Pangolins in Vietnam

in Environmental Threats

Wildlife charities believe that between 40,000 to 60,000 pangolins were taken from the wild in Vietnam and sold on the global black market.

Pangolins are considered a delicacy in certain parts of the world, and their scales are claimed to treat many ailments. However, there is no medical science to back up those claims.

(Endangered animals price list.)

Source:  Jeremy Hance, “Pity the pangolin: little-known mammal most common victim of the wildlife trade,” Mongabay.com, February 11, 2013.

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