Hunting and sale of Pangolins across Sub-Saharan Africa: a preliminary analysis

Ingram, Daniel J, Coad, Lauren and Scharlemann, Jorn P W (2016) Hunting and sale of Pangolins across Sub-Saharan Africa: a preliminary analysis. Working Paper. OFFTAKE Project.

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Pangolins (Pholidota: Manidae) are hunted and traded for their meat and scales. We conducted preliminary analyses on the hunting and sale at markets of four species of pangolin across Sub-Saharan Africa based on data from the OFFTAKE database. Our analyses show that all four species of African pangolin are hunted and sold at markets throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa. The proportion of pangolins as part of the total vertebrates hunted has increased significantly during the 43 years, from 1972-2014, for which we have data.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Keywords: biodiversity; bushemeat; pnagolins; Africa
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0001 Natural history (General) > QH0075 Nature conservation
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0301 Biology > QH0540 Ecology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0605 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL0700 Mammals
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Depositing User: Jorn Scharlemann
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 10:06
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 14:57

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