Environmentalists demand stiffer penalty for pangolin hunters

Environmentalists are demanding stiffer penalty for pangolin hunters.

Chinese have appetite for pangolins

Mathews Malata is pushing for laws that can  protect pangolins from the risk of extinction.

Locally known as Ngaka, pangolins play an important role in the ecosystem, as they prey on pests which affect human health.

But the rising pangolins trade in Asia, is quickly threatening to push into  extinction this wild animal, as the poachers have now invaded Africa and Malawi.

The country’s wildlife department reveals that in 2020 about 90 people were arrested for illegal possession of pangolins whose destination was Asian countries.

Malata, who is the president of Association of Environmental Journalists has since called for concerted efforts especially on awareness.

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National CEO
National CEO
1 month ago

If they are marketable in Asia, why can’t the department of wild life find a way of raising and multiplying them so that they can be sold in Asia? If people have learned to raise grasscutters which are consumed what is the different with raising the pangolins?

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