Let's learn a bit more about this edentate insectivorous living in tropical forests around the equator.
10. While they look visually similar, they are all hunted for the same reasons:
Their meat is sold as a delicacy while scales and blood are used in traditional asian medicine (despite the lack of any scientific evidence).
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) strictly prohibited pangolins trade since 2016 but they are still traded and endangered now.
The observation of the fauna and flora is one of the most enjoyable activities while visiting Mergui Archipelago.
According to WWF, Myanmar has the most diverse fauna of Continental Southeast Asia, however an abundant part of those species are in danger due to the third highest annual rate of deforestation in the world since 2010. Amongst many others, pangolins of Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar are in risk of disappearing.