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Elizabeth Claire Alberts

Elizabeth Claire Alberts

As seizures of poached giant clams rise, links to ivory trade...

A new report released by the Wildlife Justice Commission identifies the giant clamshell trade as a “cause for concern.”It suggests the trade could have...

Weak enforcement sees surging trade in Philippine pangolin, study shows

While it’s not entirely clear how this Philippine pangolin (Manis culionensis) wound up on a golf course, the most likely explanation is that it had escaped from the wildlife trade. In the Philippines, pangolins are a protected species, and anyone caught trading them faces hefty fines and prison sentences of up to 12 years. But this hasn’t stopped traders from stealing pangolins from the Palawan region and transporting them to various towns and cities to sell them for meat consumption or medicinal use.