Ivory Coast burns 3 tonnes of pangolin scales seized between 2017 - 2018

Ivorian officials on Tuesday burnt three tonnes of pangolin scales, the most trafficked mammal in the world. The scales were seized in raids in 2017 and 2018, following which some 20 people were arrested.

The scaly mammal listed as threatened with extinction is a traditional delicacy across China and much of southeast Asia

China has announced a total ban on the sale and consumption of pangolin following the coronavirus outbreak.

Alain-Richard Donwahi, Ivoirien Water and Forestry Minister tol…

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