The Pangolin Trade in Viet Nam Nguyen Dao Ngoc Van and Nguy͍n Xuân Ĉ̿ng, TRAFFIC Southeast, Greater Mekong Programme 164ENV Wildlife Crime Unit’s Efforts to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade in Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Education for Nature – Viet Nam 169Pangolin Research in Cambodia Heng Namyi & Annette Olsson, Conservation International, Cambodia Programme 172The Palawan Pangolin Manis culionensisSabine Schoppe &Rommel Cruz, Katala Foundation Incorported 176The Pangolin Trade in China Xu Ling, TRAFFIC East Asia, China Programme 189A Pilot Study of Genetic Surveillance of Illegal Pangolin Trade in Asia Shujin Luo, US National Institute of Health, USA, Agostinho Antunes, Fan F. Yang, Qing-Xiu Cai, Li Zhang, Ci Wen Yang, Shih-Chien Chin, Paolo Martelli, Norman Lim, Philippe Gaubert, Nuno Ferrand, Stephen O’Brien & Warren Johnson 194Questions & Answers 195Session V: Recommendations and Priority Actions201Appendices215Programme 216List of Participants 220A Pilot Study of Genetic Surveillance of Illegal Pangolin Trade in Asia - Sampling protocols 224
Proceedings of the Workshop on Trade and Conservation of Pangolins Native to South and Southeast Asiavi AcknowledgementsWildlife Reserves Singapore and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia would especially like to thank our Guest of Honour, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Parliamentary Secretary for National Development of Singapore for his eloquent speech that served to open the workshop.TRAFFIC Southeast Asia would like to thank Wildlife Reserves Singapore, especially Fanny Lai, for providing financial support to this workshop and the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari, in particular, for their tremendous assistance in the organization of this event. Special thanks are addressed to Charlene Yeong, Lucia Meijer, Biswajit Guha, Kumar Pillai, Timothy Tan, Madhavan Vijayan, Anthony Ganesh, Ang Cheng Chye, Natt Haniff, Desmond Ling and Woo Chi Yung, as well and Sandrine Pantel and Chin Sing Yun from TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, who made the workshop possible. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia would also like to thank the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, as well as the National Geographic Society Conservation Trust, for supporting our pangolin research project in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Viet Nam. Wildlife Reserves Singapore and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia extend special thanks to the following facilitators for their leadership during the working group and support during the compilation of the workshop recommendations: Leanne Clark, Jason Chin, Norman Lim, Wu Shibao, Scott Roberton, Chris Shepherd, Van Anh Thi Nguyen and Claire Beastall. It also wishes to thank all speakers for sharing their knowledge on issues related to pangolin conservation and all participants for their capital contribution during the working group discussions and enthusiasm throughout this workshop.