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‘We need to teach people about pangolins’ — lessons to learn from a study into live pangolin trade

In recent years, countries in southern Africa, including Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, have noted that the majority of intercepted pangolin trafficking cases involved live animals. While trafficking of pangolin scales from Africa to Asia has been a topic of media attention and research, little is known about the live pangolin trade in Africa.


GIZ Live Pangolin Trade Study

This study was commissioned by the “Partnership against Wildlife Crime in Africa and Asia”, a global project implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). The Partnership operates along the entire illegal trade chain in ivory, rhinoceros horn and pangolin from the countries of origin in Africa to the consumers.