MP Radio-tags Pangolins

  • 17 Mar 2020

  • On the eve of the ninth World Pangolin Day (Observed on 3rd Saturday of February), the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department carried out first-ever Radio-tagging of the Indian pangolin released in the Satpura Tiger Reserve six months ago.
  • The fieldwork is supported by the YES Bank under its CSR initiative.
  • Pangolins are the most trafficked wildlife species in the world and are ‘Endangered’ according to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • Out of the eight species of Pangolin, the Indian Pangolin and the Chinese Pangolin are found in India. The Chinese pangolin is found in North-East India while the Indian Pangolin is distributed across India, except the extreme arid zones, Himalayas and the North-East.