HOSCAP Borneo researchers rescue a pangolin

On the 16th July 2013, the HOSCAP Borneo research team encountered a pangolin trapped in a net at one of their research sites in the Sela’an Linau Forest Management Unit (FMU) in the Upper Baram region of Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo). The researchers freed the pangolin from the trap and examined the animal for injuries before releasing it in the forest. Although pangolins are listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and is listed as Protected in Sarawak, pangolins continue to be hunted due to the high value of their scales. The photos captured in this album show the release of this pangolin by HOSCAP Borneo researchers.

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