Monthly Archives: November 2017

Poaching Threatens Pangolins in Sri Lanka

Last week the Kalpitiya Police discovered 130kgs of scales sourced from an estimated 150 pangolins, in Kalpitiya. On 18 February 2017 – which coincidentally was also World Pangolin Day – a woman was caught attempting to smuggle 11kgs of Pangolin scales to Chennai through Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport. This is one of four cases of Pangolin smuggling detected by Sri Lankan Customs in the past five years. In each instance, smugglers were travelling to Chennai, which appears to be a