Pangolins: Helping to protect the most illegally trafficked mammals in the 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. 

In a brand new podcast - Jac Reed and Dr Nick Pamment from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth discuss their new forensic methods to help wildlife crime investigators around the world.   To listen to the podcast please follow the link. 

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