Pangolins Current Affairs, GK & News


Pangolins are the only known mammals having large keratin scales covering their skin. These nocturnal mammals are among the world’s most trafficked animals. They are currently in the verge of extinction in Cameroon, which banned the hunting, exploitation and protection of these animals. Cameroon, along with other central African nations, faces large-scale illegal hunting and ..

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Illegal Wildlife Trade and Climate Change: Joining the Dots

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released a paper titled “Illegal Wildlife Trade and Climate Change: Joining the dots”. It was released at the side event during the COP27 held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. What are the key highlights of the paper? Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) should not just be viewed from ..




Odisha launches drive to bust an international smuggling racket of pangolin

The Odisha police has launched a drive to bust an international syndicate that peddles “endangered” pangolin, one of the world’s most illegally traded mammals. Through Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), the Odisha police will crack the international pangolin smuggling racket. MLAT is an agreement between nations to exchange information or provide legal assistance for enforcing ..