Scientists around the world had been trying to figure out the nutritional composition of the wild pangolins’ diet, but their field research has largely been unsuccessful. In Taiwan, however, a group of passionate local residents and researchers broke records by tracking down pangolins for eight years. Researchers targeted 47 wild pangolins for the study and…
Experts in Taiwan have successfully overcome one of the biggest challenges in wildlife conservation – keeping rescued pangolins alive.
Fifty years ago, Taiwan was exporting nearly 60,000 pangolins annually. Now, it is a safe haven for the endangered species.
Taiwan is a haven for wild pangolins despite its proximity to China and Vietnam, the largest consumers of pangolins. However, there are fears that Taiwan may be used as an illegal transit point in the global trafficking of pangolins.