Image: Pangolin scales for use in Chinese traditional medicine
In 2011, around 138 kg of scales of Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) and Malayan pangolin (M. javanica), small, scaled mammals, were seized in a traffic hub. It is suspected that most of the scales were illegally sourced for the demands of Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM).
- Zhao-Min Zhou
- © Zhao-Min Zhou