Pangolins Scales of Injustice

Written By Richard Peirce
Pangolins     Scales of Injustice
  • Publsiher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release : 18 June 2020
  • ISBN : 1775847136
  • Pages : 145 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Pangolins Scales of Injustice written by Richard Peirce which was release on 18 June 2020, this book published by Penguin Random House South Africa. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Pangolins have long been sustainably harvested by local communities for their meat and scales, but today the burgeoning trade in these mammals has reached crisis point. Eight pangolin species occur worldwide, four in Asia and four in Africa, and all face extinction if current rates of hunting and trading continue unabated. Now the spotlight is on the world’s most trafficked mammal. Scientists have identified pangolins as the likely source of the coronavirus infection that has brought the world to its knees. This multi-trillion dollar disaster makes pangolins the most expensive meals ever eaten. In this timely exposé, Richard Peirce unpacks the horrors and dangers of the trade in this enigmatic, little-known mammal. He explains the links between wildlife and Covid-19, and details China’s response to the pandemic. He also tells the story of a particular pangolin poached in Zimbabwe and brought to South Africa to be traded. Readers accompany an agent of the African Pangolin Working Group, assisted by the local police, on an actual sting operation to rescue the animal and capture the traffickers. And they follow the subsequent progress of the rescued pangolin, from near death to rehabilitation and release into the wild. Sales points: Topical subject – probes the claim that pangolins are central to the Covid-19 pandemic. Compelling story about the fate of pangolins in southeast Asia and Africa. Riveting account of a real-life sting operation to rescue a poached pangolin.

Pangolins Scales of Injustice

Pangolins     Scales of Injustice
  • Author : Richard Peirce
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release Date : 2020-06-18
  • Total pages : 145
  • ISBN : 1775847136
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Summary : Pangolins have long been sustainably harvested by local communities for their meat and scales, but today the burgeoning trade in these mammals has reached crisis point. Eight pangolin species occur worldwide, four in Asia and four in Africa, and all face extinction if current rates of hunting and trading continue ...

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