Good news for Indian Pangolins
The United Nations on Wednesday banned global trade in highly endangered pangolins, a scaly animal with the dubious distinction of being the world’s most poached mammal
Pangolins, often called scaly anteaters, are toothless and have large keratin scales covering their skin and are the only known mammal with this adaptation.
In India, pangolins, are netted, trapped, shot or snared for local trade. They are also captured to meet the demand from international markets in Far East and Southeast Asia.