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Pangolins off China’s medicine list

Shortly after raising the status of pangolins to the top level of protection, the Chinese government this week removed the highly trafficked mammal’s scales from its official list of traditional medicines. Conservation organisations have hailed the move as a breakthrough moment for pangolins worldwide. Read more: Daily Maverick

Give my rhino horns back

The world’s largest rhino breeder has vowed to go to court this week to recover a massive haul of rhino horns confiscated by police after a murky trade deal turned sour in South Africa. Read more: Daily Maverick

Chilling photo gallery: Pangolins in Crisis

Photographer Brent Stirton won the ‘Natural world & wildlife’ category of the World Photography Organisation Awards 2020 with his gallery titled ‘Pangolins in Crisis. See the gallery here: Daily Maverick

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