I’d like to draw your attention to a media resource from the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – our interactive global map of illegal pangolin trade seizures has been updated ahead of World Pangolin Day on February 18.
You can find the interactive map with updated text here and are invited to use it in any stories you are preparing about pangolins and the threats they face.
Despite increased international awareness as to the plight of pangolins, exemplified by the recent CITES uplisting to Appendix I for all eight pangolin species, there has been no let-up in the extent and scale of the trade.
EIA’s updated map shows the sheer scale of pangolins illegally trafficked around the world in the past 16 years. It highlights seizure incidents from 2000-17, including recent multi-tonne pangolin scale seizures and a general increase in seizures of pangolin scales originating from Africa and key border crossings, ports and countries where there has been a significant reporting of trade in pangolins over the past 16 years.