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Pangolins at huge risk as study shows dramatic increases in hunting across Central Africa

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an extensive survey was done 

 

the number killed have been massive

 

the illegal trade is huge

 

recovery will be difficult as they breed slowly 

 

for a report  see 

 

Journal Reference:

  1. Daniel J. Ingram, Lauren Coad, Katharine A. Abernethy, Fiona Maisels, Emma J. Stokes, Kadiri S. Bobo, Thomas Breuer, Edson Gandiwa, Andrea Ghiurghi, Elizabeth Greengrass, Tomas Holmern, Towa O. W. Kamgaing, Anne-Marie Ndong Obiang, John R. Poulsen, Judith Schleicher, Martin R. Nielsen, Hilary Solly, Carrie L. Vath, Matthias Waltert, Charlotte E. L. Whitham, David S. Wilkie, Jӧrn P.W. Scharlemann. Assessing Africa-Wide Pangolin Exploitation by Scaling Local Data. Conservation Letters, 2017; DOI: 10.1111/conl.12389

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University of Sussex. "Pangolins at huge risk as study shows dramatic increases in hunting across Central Africa: First study of its kind shows true scale of problem facing world's most illegally traded mammal." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 July 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719100526.htm>.

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