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Scale of Illegal Killing and Trade Associated with Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) in Pakistan

Scale of Illegal Killing and Trade Associated with Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) in Pakistan

Muhammad Waseem1, Ahmed Raza1, Hamera Aisha1, Muhammad Naeem Awan1, Tariq Ahmad2, Rabia Nazir2 and Tariq Mahmood2,*

1WWF Pakistan, Islamabad office, Pakistan
2Department of Wildlife Management, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan

*  Corresponding author: tariqjanjua75@uaar.edu.pk

 

Fig. 1.

Records of local hunters in the five districts of the study area, involved in illegal trapping/killing of Indian pangolin (n is the numbers of hunters).

Fig. 2.

Trapping technique, hunting season, habitat type, hunting time, and location of illegal killing of Indian pangolin in the study area (total numbers of respondents in each district were n =50).

Fig. 3.

Numbers of pangolins (Manis crassicaudata) killed/trapped and their illegal trade during last five years (2013-2018).

Fig. 4.

Schematic diagrams showing the trade route of Indian Pangolins in Pakistan.

Fig. 5.

An Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) and its scales that were recovered from Lahore during the market survey in the year 2018.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 51, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2399

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