Pangolin

wildlife trafficking

30 Tons of Pangolin Parts Seized in Historic Trafficking Bust

Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Sarah Emerson
2.12.19
china

Chinese Police Go After 'Pangolin Princess' Who Proudly Eats Endangered Species

This month, the images received new attention and a probe from the State Forestry Administration following the discovery that certain Chinese officials had allegedly been served pangolin at a banquet in 2015.
Gigen Mammoser
2.20.17
Facebook

Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers

A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Sarah Emerson
11.15.16
Impact

How the Inspiration for a Pokémon Became the Most Trafficked Mammal on Earth

The host of the most recent episode of Black Market: Dispatches dives deeper into the illicit pangolin trade.
Melanie Gouby
9.14.16
Impact

Inside the Illicit Pangolin Poaching Trade

On this episode of 'Black Market: Dispatches', we investigate the poaching of Pangolin, the animal that may go extinct before anyone knows what it is.
VICE Staff
9.13.16
environment

Here's What You Can Buy to Celebrate New Year in Vietnam: Bear Paw, Pangolin, and Snake Wine

As the Tet holiday gets underway, the country's wealthy and growing middle class are consuming products made from endangered species, despite a ban and stricter law enforcement.
Mark Scialla
2.8.16
africa

I Accidentally Ate the World's Most Illegally Trafficked Animal

If you’re in the market for a truly awful meal sprinkled with guilt and served with a side of sizzling bad karma, as I unfortunately experienced, then pangolin meat is for you. See you in hell.
Anna Hirtenstein
1.31.16
best of 2015

The Weirdest Food Crimes of 2015

A multimillion-dollar "magic cheese" scam, father-son chicken-wing-embezzling, and ma po tofu so spicy a lady called the cops all made the list in 2015.
Munchies Staff
12.30.15
Laos

This Laos Resort Serves Rich Tourists Tiger Meat and Fresh-Killed Bear Cubs

Laos’ Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone is a casino resort area where the rich come to eat illegal tiger meat, pangolins, and bear paws.
Hilary Pollack
3.19.15
tech

An Animal That Looks like an Acorn Is the Most Trafficked Mammal on Earth

They call this thing a pangolin. You probably haven't heard of him, but this freaky little dude is worth about $100 a pound, making him the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world.
Victoria Turk
3.14.14
tech

The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin

Pangolins are hunted both for traditional medicine and meat, which has led the International Union for Conservation of Nature to consider all eight species to be in decline. The end result is that some amazing, and woefully understudied, creatures are...
Derek Mead
2.11.13
Motherboard Blog

The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade Is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin

Pangolins are hunted both for traditional medicine and meat, which has led the IUCN to consider all eight species to be in decline.
Derek Mead
2.11.13