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Poor pangolins are being eaten into extinction. What can be done to save them?
PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian was among three held following the bust of an illegal pangolin trafficking ring in Jambi, Indonesia.
The pangolin species is being decimated by the demand for its scales, yet there are alternatives that are safer and not as harmful to the planet's threatened species.
PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian businessman has been arrested by Hong Kong Customs following the seizure of 3.3 tonnes of pangolin scales smuggled from Africa.
SEPANG: The Customs Department’s largest seizure of pangolin scales last month has not deterred wildlife smugglers from trying to sneak in another batch of the illicit cargo through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Bangkok: Thai customs police unveiled a massive three-tonne cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia’s lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the “scaly anteater” has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.
Shanghai (AFP) - Chinese customs seized over three tonnes of pangolin scales, state media said, in the country's biggest-ever smuggling case involving the animal parts.
HONG KONG (AFP) - A huge two-tonne haul of scales from the endangered pangolin anteater have been seized by Hong Kong Customs in a bust worth more than US$1 million, authorities said Friday.
KOTA KINABALU: The Court of Appeal has enhanced the punishment of a pangolin smuggler by increasing his fine from RM10,000 to RM25,000 and slapping him with a maximum three years in jail.
SEPANG: At least 1,400 adult pangolins must have been killed by poachers to yield the 712kg of scales seized by the Customs Department.