SINGAPORE SEIZES MASSIVE SHIPMENT OF PANGOLIN SCALES
On April 4, Singapore announced that authorities had seized 12.9 tons of pangolin scales, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine. The scales were found in a shipping container destined for Vietnam, along with 390 pounds of elephant ivory. Pangolins are critically endangered, and the conservation group WildAid estimates that roughly 100,000 pangolins are poached from the wild each year. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-wildlife-trafficking/singap….