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Thursday, February 20, 2020



In a first, Madhya Pradesh radio-tags rescued pangolins

February 15, 2020 9:28 am

“This is the first case of successful rehabilitation of the species where the released individuals are monitored in the wild using telemetry,” said S K Singh, chief conservator of forests and field director of Satpura Tiger Reserve.

Explained: Could pangolins be the source of novel coronavirus?

February 09, 2020 5:57 pm

Pangolins are consumed for meat, while their scales are dried, “ashed, cooked in oil, butter, vinegar, boy’s urine, or roasted with earth or oyster-shells, to cure a variety of ills".

Vashi: 'Traumatised, dehydrated' pangolin rescued, two arrested

January 16, 2020 10:10 pm

Pangolin scales are mainly used in traditional oriental remedies. They are also killed for meat.

Pune: 3 held for possession of pangolin; third case in 10 months

October 13, 2019 9:16 am

Pangolin scales are mainly used in traditional oriental remedies. The animal is also consumed for meat or luxury items are made from its dried scales. Pangolin is one of the most trafficked animals, said police.

Brought for sale to Pune, pangolin seized, cops probe ‘racket’ to smuggle protected animal

January 31, 2019 7:55 am

Two of the eight subspecies of the animal are found in India. The animal has been given a protected status, as per the Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act in the country.

Thane: Two held for ‘trying to sell’ pangolin

February 24, 2018 5:31 am

Raigad residents Ashok Jadhav and Santosh Butala have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act, the police said.

West Bengal: Four held with pangolin scales in Jalpaiguri

February 11, 2018 2:10 am

“They smuggle elephant tusks and tiger nails and skin among others... Pangolin scales are used to make traditional Chinese medicine,” said the official.

Endangered Pangolin consumption lands Guangxi officials in trouble; probe launched

February 11, 2017 9:06 am

The Pangolin is a protected animal in China and consumption of its meat is a punishable offense with up to 10 years in jail.

Curious case of Mizoram’s missing pangolin scales

July 20, 2015 3:05 am

On June 11, a joint operation by police and Assam Rifles seized six bags, with reportedly 216 kg pangolin scales, from a bus at Farkawn, a village close to the border with Myanmar, at six in the evening.

Mizoram's missing pangolin scales - a tale of maybes and whodunits

July 18, 2015 8:03 pm

Pangolins are protected under national and international law, but their scales are apparently highly-valued in some Asian countries, for decorative as well as alleged medicinal properties.