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DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
Pangolins are poached for their scales and meat, leading researchers to develop a set of molecular tools to help track and mitigate the trade.
DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

Pangolins are poached for their scales and meat, leading researchers to develop a set of molecular tools to help track and mitigate the trade.

Pangolins are poached for their scales and meat, leading researchers to develop a set of molecular tools to help track and mitigate the trade.

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Tracking Pangolin Traffic Networks
The Scientist Staff | Aug 6, 2020 | 1 min read
Working at bushmeat markets in Africa, researchers are trying to trace the trade networks of the mammals.
Conflicts of Interest at Conservation Group IUCN: Investigation
Amy Schleunes | Feb 14, 2020 | 2 min read
Buzzfeed uncovers trophy hunters among the ranks of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which, critics say, may be impeding wildlife protection.
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
David Moscato | Sep 8, 2017 | 7 min read
High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.
Poached Toward Extinction?
Tracy Vence | Aug 20, 2014 | 2 min read
Tens of thousands of African elephants have been illegally killed in the last four years, a report shows.
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012 | 1 min read
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
Telltale Tortoises
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Researchers are permanently marking endangered reptiles in Madagascar to keep the animals from entering the illegal wildlife trade.Read the full story. [gallery]
Bushmeat Roulette
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2012 | 3 min read
Pathogens lurk in illegal wildlife products confiscated at US airports.
Marked for Life
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2012 | 4 min read
Conservationists working in Madagascar are doing the unthinkable—defacing the shells of endangered ploughshare tortoises—but it may be the animals’ last hope.
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