Pangolins are already almost gone in Asia — now poachers have begun taking them from Africa at alarming rates. If these shy, easily stressed creatures continue being killed at this pace, their extinction will be inevitable. Fight back against the sale of pangolins stockpiles. Petition is to US Fish and Wildlife Service: to protect pangolins under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Pangolins were included on Appendix I of CITES in 2017, prohibiting them from being traded commercially on the international market. But some countries are now arguing that because the specimens in their stockpiles were collected before the species was listed on Appendix I, they should be allowed to sell them.