Could pangolins be a piece of the coronavirus puzzle?

Researchers in Guangzhou said pangolins are a possible “intermediate host” of the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 630 people in China. We’re looking into their findings and will share more detailed information as soon as possible. Read here our report at Myanmar Now, and the South China Morning Post’s report. Here’s our report…

三隻穿山甲的營救與死亡

A young female pangolin that was recently rescued from smugglers has died Saturday, 1 June, in Guangdong, China. Its rescue and death once again highlighted the debate on the handling of pangolins intercepted from traffickers. Our reporter Jiaming brings you the full story that reflects the urgency and challenges in rescuing trafficked wildlife. 6月1日下午,穿山甲“沒動”突然沒了力氣,在籠舍邊網向下攀爬時,需要用頭抵住身體,緩慢地移動。 工作人員緊急叫車,試圖將這隻幼年雌性穿山甲從廣東清遠的康復小院送往60公里外廣州市的動物醫院。但是,晚上高峰時間路上堵車,躺在塑料箱裡的小“沒動”奄奄一息,晚上八點半時,在醫院被正式宣布死亡。…

The pangolin trade explained: situation in China

What is China’s role in the illicit trade? China is the world’s largest consumer of pangolin parts, especially the scales, which are used for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The depletion of the local species, Chinese pangolins, has led to an influx of both legally imported and smuggled pangolin scales into China from Africa and Southeast…