Praveen Kaswan IFS says Indian Pangolin is found across India and now endangered

Praveen Kewan IFS shares a post of a small Pangolin on his Twitter page. He wrote, They are Ant eaters and important part of the ecosystem. Indian pangolin is found across India and now endangered. Everywhere they are on their last leg. Scales are used in traditional medicines mistakenly for ailments and reducing impotency. Huge market in China & SE Asia. Both AP images.

 

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 17:42 IST

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Pangolin is the most trafficked mammal on the planet. Praveen Kewan IFS further added, these are found across India naturally & un-harmful but millions are hunted & trafficked across Asia & Africa. All eight species of them are under threat for their use in medicines. There is no proof that they spread Covid19.