|Pangolin Specialist Group
|Protecting Pangolin Landscapes
Detection and monitoring of pangolins and their populations are critical to effective pangolin conservation. This helps researchers to better understand pangolin biology/ecology, and such efforts are the foundation of effective adaptive management of wild pangolin populations. It is only through better detection of wild pangolins that we will be able to identify core or hotspot populations for focused protection. In spite of this growing global interest, one of the key factors limiting pangolin population management is a generally weak understanding of how best to detect and monitor them. With Pangolin Crisis Fund support, this project aims to produce a peer-reviewed manuscript to be published in an open access format that updates our understanding of how to detect and monitor pangolin populations, as well as a guidance document for different detection and monitoring methods to be available in English, French, and Chinese.