Pangolins: Helping to protect most illegally trafficked mammals in world

As pangolins hit the headlines again, a team of scientists and experienced investigators from the University of Portsmouth have joined the battle to stop the pangolin becoming extinct, by adapting forensic fingerprinting techniques that lift finger-marks from the scales of these endangered animals.

Every 5 minutes a pangolin is poached – making these unusual animals the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world.

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