Characterising trafficking and trade of pangolins in the Gulf of Guinea

01 January 2019

Global Ecology and Conservation
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Populations of Asian pangolins have severely declined, and intercontinental trafficking of African pangolin scales to Asia has emerged in the last decade. Coastal countries in the Gulf of Guinea have been highlighted as hotspots of illegal pangolin trade, and in 2017, international commercial trade in pangolins was banned. This paper characterises the trade and international trafficking of African pangolins in the coastal countries around the Gulf of Guinea using data across three tiers.