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Nigeria burns $1.4m worth of pangolin scales – Myjoyonline

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Nigeria has burned $1.4m (£1.2m) worth of pangolin scales, say officials.
The announcement marks the first time the West African nation has publicly destroyed seized wildlife products in order to discourage illegal trafficking.
The pangolin, a shy and critically endangered animal, is one of the world’s most trafficked mammals. Their scales are in high demand in traditional Chinese medicine.
Nigeria has become a major transit hub for African pangolin scales and other wildlife products trafficked to Asia.
“The destruction of these seized items is a powerful statement of our resolve to protect our environment, conserve our wildlife, and combat the illegal trade that drives species to the brink of extinction,” Aliyu Jauro, the director-general of the National Environmental Standards Regulation and Enforcement Agency (NESREA) told reporters, adding that the destroyed pangolin scales amounted to four tonnes.
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