The Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) found in Pakistan is threatened by the rampant trade

The Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) found in Pakistan is threatened by the rampant trade

Abstract

nations, to Africa as well (Challender and Hywood, 2012). As a result, pangolin populations in Asia are in precipitous decline, and have been extirpated from vast areas. Worryingly, inter-continental trade in African pangolin parts to Asian markets is now taking place (IUCN, 2014). Pangolins (Order Pholidota; Manis spp.) are insectivorous mammals confined to the Afro-tropical and Indo-Malayan regions, with 8 extant species recognized (Corbet and Hill, 1992, Gaubert and Antunes, 2005). All 4 Asiatic pangolin species are classified as ‘Endangered” (IUCN, 2018) and appear in Appendix-I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, 2016). Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) is locally distributed in Pakistan, occurring in small populations in all four provinces of the country (Roberts, 1997). The Potohar Plateau is also one of its important habitats where the species was previously estimated to be widely distributed (Mahmood et al., 2017)

No. of Pages
12
Volume
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Author's Details
Muhammad Waseem1, Ahmed Raza1, Hamera Aisha1, Muhammad Naeem Awan1, Tariq Ahmad2, Rabia Nazir2 and Tariq Mahmood2,*
Research Field
Organizing Academic Research Papers: Choosing a Title