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How Mother Nature engineers light and tough armours for her myriad species

March 30, 2022 12:26 pm

What’s common between a rhino’s horn, pangolin’s scale, and porcupine’s quill? These natural weapons are made of the same protein found in human hair

Forest department arrests five for trying to sell Pangolin

January 10, 2022 8:15 am

🔴 Forest Department officials in Pune received information on possible pangolin smuggling by Honorary Wildlife Warden and WCCB Member Rohan Bhate, who had received a tip-off about the same.

A taste for pangolin meat and the fall of an African wildlife cartel

October 19, 2021 10:06 am

Malawi police began investigating Lin’s network in early 2015. In December 2017, they caught his wife and son-in-law buying ivory from a Zambian national and arrested them. Lin, however, continued to evade detection, and the case against his family members went cold.

Pangolin found wandering on Noida roads rescued

August 01, 2021 10:55 am

The mammal was later handed over to the first department officials.

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".