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Wildlife Trafficking: The Sordid Connection | Daily Maverick

Wildlife Trafficking: The Sordid Connection | Daily Maverick | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The shadowy collusion of South Africa with Mozambique, Laos and Vietnam is satiating Asia’s great thirst for illegally trafficked wildlife, writes ADAM CRUISE.

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We’re Eating Pangolins Off the Face of the Earth

We’re Eating Pangolins Off the Face of the Earth | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

by Alicia Graef July 31, 2014


While we’ve been focused on the poaching crisis that’s threatening the future for charismatic animals like elephants, rhinos and tigers, another species now faces the threat of extinction thanks to human appetites and could disappear before most people even hear of it.


The pangolin, which includes eight species who live in Africa and Asia, are unique little creatures in a number of ways. They’ve been described as walking artichokes and because they’re insectivores they’ve been dubbed “scaly anteaters.” These toothless animals are also the only mammal covered in true scales, which are made of keratin, and the the fact that they walk like a miniature T. rex only adds to their charm.

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Guess who's motivating the poachers:  The Chinese and Vietnamese.

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Petition: STOP RHINO KILLING

Petition: STOP RHINO KILLING | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Rhinos are become today's victims of "killing fields". Poachers and traders syndicates, alike monstrous...
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