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World Pangolin Day Is February 16 #Worldpangolinday


Animals  (tags: pangolin, poaching, pangolins, endangered, environment, animalwelfare, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animalcruelty, conservation, crime, death, killing, killed, protection, wildlife, slaughter )

Annelisa
- 530 days ago - planetsave.com
World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals -- and their plight. In 2012, an estimated 60,000 pangolins were victims of the illegal wildlife trade.



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Annelisa J. (110)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:13 am
"World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals and their plight. Pangolin numbers are rapidly declining, particularly in Southeast Asia. However, pangolin trafficking is also a serious problem in the rest of Asia, as well as Africa.
In 2012, an estimated 60,000 pangolins (based on seizures) were victims of the illegal wildlife trade.

An estimated 60,000 pangolins were victims of wildlife trafficking in 2012. Photo International Rhino Foundation
The demand for pangolins comes mostly from China, where pangolin scales are unfortunately believed to be a cure-all of sorts and pangolin flesh is considered a delicacy. In Vietnam, pangolins are frequently offered at restaurants catering to wealthy patrons who want to eat rare and endangered wildlife. There is no evidence to support claims regarding medicinal properties of pangolin scales or any other part of the pangolin.


To learn more about pangolins, check out:
World Pangolin Day on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/WorldPangolinDay
http://savepangolins.org/
http://www.pangolinsg.org/
http://pangolins.org/
 
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