To protect nature, we must know it. This World Pangolin Day is an incredible opportunity to learn about Pangolins – a little known species that is the most poached mammal globally!
Here are some amazing facts about them that you may not have known:
Last year, TRAFFIC India released a study that revealed that nearly 6,000 pangolins have been poached between 2009 and 2017! TRAFFIC also affirmed that this is likely to be an underestimate as only a small fraction of illegal wildlife trade is detected.
Photo credits: Dr Sandeep Kumar, TRAFFIC