Beijing banned imports of pangolins and their by-products in 2018, but they continue to be smuggled into the country. Photo: AFP Beijing banned imports of pangolins and their by-products in 2018, but they continue to be smuggled into the country. Photo: AFP
Beijing banned imports of pangolins and their by-products in 2018, but they continue to be smuggled into the country. Photo: AFP

Pangolins removed from Chinese directory of medicines

  • Previous editions of Chinese Pharmacopoeia listed mammal’s scales as being good for nursing mothers, promoting blood circulation and reducing swelling
  • Beijing last week raised its protection for pangolins – one of the world’s most endangered species – to the highest level

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Beijing banned imports of pangolins and their by-products in 2018, but they continue to be smuggled into the country. Photo: AFP Beijing banned imports of pangolins and their by-products in 2018, but they continue to be smuggled into the country. Photo: AFP
Beijing banned imports of pangolins and their by-products in 2018, but they continue to be smuggled into the country. Photo: AFP
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