(QNO) - On 4th January 2017, the Department of Forest Management of Da Nang city handed over four Java pangolins (Manis javanica) to the Cuc Phuong’s center for Endangered Species Rescue, Conservation and development. These pangolins were transported illegally from Highlands region to Da Nang city and seized by Tan Chinh ward’s policemen (Da Nang city) and the mobile team of forest wardens.
|First aid for pangolins before releasing em into natural environment.|
Pangolin comprises eight species: Indian Manis crassicaudata, Golden Manis pentadactyla, Java Manis javanica, Philippnines Manis culionensis (in Asia), Manis gigantea, Manis temmincki, Manis tricuspis and Manis tetradactyla (in Africa).
Pangolin is one of the first rare and endangered species to be listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is also listed as a rare and endangered species for priority preservation by the Vietnamese Government. Hunting and trading pangolin is considered illegal and under legal punishment.
By M.T - T.D