image credit: Tim Hudson and Kamal Mistry
Major fail recently, the chinese captain of a boat crashed into a Uneso-designated World Heritage coral reef site on Palawan island in the Philippines. If that's not bad enough in the boats hold had thousands of illegally killed pangolins. Pillaged from the forests of asia to satisfy the corrupt and broken desires of ineffective "traditional" medicine this little cutie will soon be gone forever. It's cousins on the Chinese mainland have all but gone already and other sub-specisis will soon follow.
Trade in these darlings has been world wide banned for over 10 years and yet still the slaughter continues. Got run up the trading tree and exposing the facilitators of this exploitative trade, the trappers, shippers, movers, sellers. Going to do this by supporting Traffic in their good works.