in Asia and Africa
World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight.
The shy, harmless pangolin is becoming increasingly well known for one reason: It’s believed to be the world’s most trafficked non-human mammal. Tens of thousands of pangolins are poached every year.
The demand for pangolins comes mostly from China, where pangolin scales are unfortunately believed to be a cure-all of sorts.