Earth Matters : Pangolins and their conservation

Pangolins do not thrive in captivity and are extremely difficult to breed in zoos. However, Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneshwar has undertaken commendable efforts to maintain and breed the Indian Pangolin in their care. Nandankanan has also commissioned research on the natural history and status of pangolins in the wild. It seems that a little known animal is facing oblivion even before we know anything of their ecological importance. All round efforts to address demand and control poaching, combined with multipronged initiatives for raising awareness can help secure the future of these scaly denizens of the Indian forests.
Research and Script- Shubhobroto Ghosh, World Animal Protection.
Devised and produced by Monika Gulati.