Global wildlife meeting approves ban on trade of pangolins

Wildlife NewsSeptember 29, 2016 4:47 pm
Updated: September 29, 2016 4:51 pm
By Christopher Torchia The Associated Press

The pangolin, which is being hunted into extinction, may have gotten a reprieve.

JOHANNESBURG The pangolin is described as the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world. The nocturnal, ant-eating animal got a much-needed boost Wednesday at a U.N. wildlife conference that approved a ban on trade in all eight species of Asian and African pangolins.

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