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Happy World Pangolin Day. What are we celebrating?

Laura Kehoe's new blog on the Pangolin featured in Mongabay.
It was World Pangolin Day on the 21st of February, so one of our Phd students, Laura Kehoe decided to write a blog post in honour of this unique species. It is probably the most-traded least-known mammal species on earth. Shockingly, 100,000 pangolin are poached every year. That’s a rate 82 times higher than rhino poaching and a whopping 1,000 times more than tiger poaching. If you want to learn more about this elusive, endearing and endangered species, click here.