Pangolins are under greater protection but there is concern their scales are still in high demand in some parts of the world. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong’s black market in pangolin scales feeding demand in mainland China, campaigners fear

  • Government has issued just one licence for possession, fuelling concern over what has happened to 14 tonnes of the outlawed products
  • Campaigners believe they have been smuggled over the border as the endangered mammal faces further decline in numbers
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Pangolins are under greater protection but there is concern their scales are still in high demand in some parts of the world. Photo: Shutterstock
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