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Pune: Forest department officials arrest four for trafficking pangolin

February 14, 2021 11:01 pm

A team from the Forest Department in Pune started working on the tip off received by Pune's Deputy Conservator of Forest Rahul Patil. Based on the input, the team contacted a man and showed interest purchasing the pangolin. The officials, posing as buyers, fixed the deal and decided to meet the suspect at a highway hotel. After verification of possession of pangolin, the forest department team moved to arrest the three suspects, when two of them attempted to escape.

Maharashtra: To nab pangolin traffickers, forest dept sets up network of informants

September 01, 2020 12:55 am

Forest department officials arrested six persons on Sunday, including two from Pune, following the recovery of a pangolin from some of the accused, who were nabbed at Wele village in Wai tehsil of Satara district a day before.

The pangolin: can the protection upgrade by China curb its trafficking?

June 17, 2020 1:26 pm

The endangered, scaly animal, the world's most trafficked mammal, also has a link to the novel coronavirus.

China accords highest level of protection to pangolins after COVID-19

June 06, 2020 4:29 pm

The country's animal protection authority said it will work more to protect and rescue the species with measures which include improving their habitat, cracking down on poaching and trafficking as well as setting up a protection research centre and gene bank for the pangolin.

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.