The pangolin paradox: why are pangolins killed?

08 - 09 July 2023 11:30 - 13:00 The Royal Society Free
Charles Emogor

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked wild mammals, with their scales trafficked in large quantities across continents. But does this mean that all pangolins are killed for the illicit trans-national trade?

Charles Emogor will explore local dynamics of pangolin hunting and use, and discuss ways people can contribute towards saving the scaly anteaters from possible extinction.

Charles Emogor is a tropical ecologist studying the dynamics of biological resource use. He is completing a PhD on pangolin ecology and threats at the University of Cambridge, with fieldwork in Nigeria. Charles is a 2021 National Geographic Explorer and the founder of Pangolino, a non-profit that raises public support for pangolins.

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre room at the following times:

Saturday 8 July 2023, 11.30am — 11.50pm

Sunday 9 July 2023, 12.30pm — 12.50pm

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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