Pangolins are among the world’s most endangered species as a result of poaching and smuggling. Photo: ShutterstockPangolins are among the world’s most endangered species as a result of poaching and smuggling. Photo: Shutterstock
Pangolins are among the world’s most endangered species as a result of poaching and smuggling. Photo: Shutterstock

China steps up legal protections for pangolins

  • World’s most trafficked animal is highly endangered due to strong demand for its scales for use in traditional Chinese medicine
  • Pangolins could have played intermediary role in transmission of Covid-19 from bats to humans and conservationists have welcomed stronger penalties for killing and smuggling animals
Topic |   Coronavirus China
Pangolins are among the world’s most endangered species as a result of poaching and smuggling. Photo: ShutterstockPangolins are among the world’s most endangered species as a result of poaching and smuggling. Photo: Shutterstock
Pangolins are among the world’s most endangered species as a result of poaching and smuggling. Photo: Shutterstock
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