How pangolin smugglers move their illegal products around the world

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  • Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020

Singapore and Vietnam are growing in importance as ports through which pangolins are illegally transported.

A new report says that not only is the illegal trade in pangolins growing but that Singapore – one of the glitziest, most developed cities in Asia – is a hub that sees hundreds of tonnes of products worth billions of dollars passing through.

The city state’s port – one of the world’s busiest at 2.79 billion gross tonnes in annual vessel arrival tonnage in 2018 – is among the top six countries and territories disproportionately linked to the trade that is pushing the pangolin towards extinction, says the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC).

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