Pangolins

Pangolins

Science, Society and Conservation

1st Edition - November 23, 2019
  • Editors: Daniel Challender, Helen Nash, Carly Waterman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128155066
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128155073

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Description

Pangolins: Science, Society and Conservation brings together experts from around the world to document the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on pangolins and their conservation. It chronicles threats facing the species, explores the current initiatives required to protect them, and looks ahead at the future of pangolin science and conservation efforts. Led by a team of editors with more than 20 years collective experience in pangolin conservation, this book includes accounts of the species’ evolution, morphology, and systematics. It discusses the role of pangolins in historically symbolic, mythological, and ritualistic practices across Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as contemporary practices including international trafficking. Chapters in the latter portion of this book focus on conservation solutions, including law enforcement and international policy, behavior change, local community engagement, ex situ conservation, tourism, and other interventions needed to secure the future of the species. Pangolins: Science, Society and Conservation is the latest volume in Elsevier’s species-specific series, Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students in species conservation science, planning, and policymaking.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed accounts of the natural history and conservation status of each pangolin species
  • Explores the cultural significance of pangolins, historic and contemporary use, and international trade and trafficking
  • Discusses conservation solutions ranging from law enforcement and local community engagement to ex situ conservation, innovative finance, and tourism

Readership

Researchers and students across disciplines including conservation science, zoology, biology, ecology, and evolution

Table of Contents

  • SECTION 1 - PART 1: WHAT IS A PANGOLIN? EVOLUTION, PHYLOGENY AND TAXONOMY
    Overview
    1. Evolution and morphology
    2. Phylogeny and Systematics

    SECTION 1 - PART 2: WHAT IS A PANGOLIN? BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND STATUS
    3. The role of pangolins in ecosystems
    4. Chinese pangolin Manis pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)
    5. Indian pangolin Manis crassicaudata (Geoffrey, 1803)
    6. Sunda pangolin Manis javanica (Desmarest, 1822)
    7. Philippine pangolin Manis culionensis (de Elera, 1915)
    8. Black-bellied pangolin Phataginus tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1766)
    9. White-bellied pangolin Phataginus tricuspis (Rafinesque, 1820)
    10. Giant pangolin Smutsia gigantea (Illiger, 1815)
    11. Temminck’s pangolin Smutsia temminckii (Smuts, 1832)

    SECTION TWO: CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE, USE AND TRADE
    Overview
    12. Symbolism, myth and ritual in Africa and Asia
    13. Early biogeographies and symbolic use in Europe in the 16th-18th centuries
    14. Meat and medicine: historic and contemporary use in Asia
    15. Bushmeat and beyond: historic and contemporary use in Africa
    16. International trade and trafficking in pangolins, 1900–2018

    SECTION THREE: CONSERVATION SOLUTIONS
    Overview

    Law enforcement and regulation
    17. Conserving pangolins through international and national regulation and effective law enforcement
    18. Combatting Illegal Pangolin Trade – A Law Enforcement Practitioner's Perspective
    19. Addressing trade threats to pangolins in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
    20. Understanding illegal trade in pangolins through forensics

    Awareness raising and behaviour change
    21. No Longer a Forgotten Species: History, Key Events, and Lessons Learnt from the Rise of Pangolin Awareness
    22. Changing consumer behavior for pangolin products

    Site-based protection and local community engagement
    23. Engaging local communities in responses to illegal trade in pangolins: who, why and how?
    24. Exploring community benefits to reduce illegal wildlife trade using a theory of change approach
    25. Community conservation in Nepal – opportunities and challenges for pangolin conservation
    26. The Sunda pangolin in Singapore: a multi-stakeholder approach to research and conservation
    27. Holistic approaches to protecting a pangolin stronghold in Central Africa

    Ex situ conservation
    28. Husbandry of pangolins: lessons and challenges
    29. Veterinary health and pangolins
    30. The rescue, rehabilitation and release of pangolins
    31. Zoo Engagement in Pangolin Conservation: Contributions, Opportunities, Challenges, and the Way Forward
    32. Evaluating the impact of pangolin farming on conservation

    Conservation planning, research and finance
    33. Conservation strategies and priority actions for pangolins
    34. Research needs for pangolins
    35. Developing robust ecological monitoring methodologies for pangolin conservation
    36. Conservation planning and PHVAs in Taiwan
    37. Leveraging support for pangolin conservation and the potential of innovative finance
    38. Supporting pangolin conservation through conservation tourism

    SECTION FOUR: THE FUTURE
    39. Taking pangolin conservation to scale: the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group and the next 20 years

Product details

  • No. of pages: 658
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 23, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128155066
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128155073

About the Series Volume Editors

Daniel Challender

Daniel W.S. Challender has been active in pangolin conservation for about ten years and re-formed and currently chairs the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Zoology and Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, UK; IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group

Helen Nash

Helen C. Nash has been studying pangolins for the past six years with a focus on local status, genetics, and urban ecology and is Vice-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore; IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group

Carly Waterman

Carly Waterman has been active in pangolin conservation for eight years. She is the Zoological Society of London’s Pangolin Technical Specialist and serves as Program Officer and Red List Coordinator for the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Conservation and Policy, Zoological Society of London, UK; IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group