The Ugandan courts will today decide on whether to issue an emergency injunction to prevent the export of 7 tons of pangolin scales worth USD4.3 million. The injunction will be decided in advance of a court hearing over the legality of Uganda Wildlife Authority ability to issue an export permit for
A coat of armor made of pangolin scales, an unusual object, was presented to George III in 1820. Scrotifera is a proposed clade of mammals within Laurasiatheria, consisting of the following six orders and their common ancestors: Artiodactyla, Even-toed ungulate,
A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine. Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.