A woman who claimed to have stumbled upon a pangolin wandering into her premise contacted the 1StopBrunei Wildlife club to have it returned back to its habitat, as she realised its endangered status. The club, along with the Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, yesterday released the rescued pangolin at a protected forest area. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) has prohibited the trading of pangolins, but they are still being illegally poached for their meat and scales, which are often used in traditional medicine.
The 1StopBrunei Wildlife club would like to thank the woman for saving the pangolin, and encourage members of the public to do the same.
The club has been responsible for rescuing many endangered species in the past, which includes three slow lorises, another pangolin and a leopard.
The club can be reached via Instagram at @wildlifeclub and Facebook page at 1stopbrunei Wildlife.